Served with an HMRC Winding up Petition? Talk to the Experts now

Welcome to Francis Wilks & Jones, the UK’s leading firm of lawyers specialising in HMRC winding up petitions.

If you have been served with an HMRC Winding up Petition you must act quickly. If you ignore it, HMRC can wind up your company.  This can also lead to personal claims against directors and managers

It is vital to take early control. Let us help you. We have huge experience dealing with HMRC. 

Call us now on 020 730 57664 for your consultation.

Served with an HMRC Winding Up Petition

1. What is an HMRC winding up petition?

An HMRC winding up petition is a formal legal document which is issued at court making demand for some form of HMRC liability. These debts can include PAYE, National Insurance, VAT and other HMRC tax related debts. An HMRC winding up petition is a very serious document and must be dealt with urgently. Otherwise a winding up order could be made.
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2. What happens after an HMRC winding up order is made?

If an HMRC winding up order is made then the company will be formally subject to a winding up order and placed into formal liquidation. This is a very serious issue and one which expert help is required. We at Francis Wilks & Jones Solicitors can help you.
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3. HMRC winding up petition debt paid in full – next steps

If the HMRC winding up petition debt has then been paid in full, the question is what to do next? This is critically important to avoid the worst consequences of a winding up order being made.
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4. How to stop an HMRC winding up petition

We are often asked by our clients how to stop an HMRC winding up petition. There are a number of different ways although it is true that HMRC do take a hard line on winding up petitions and therefore, in order to avoid an HMRC winding up order, you need expert advice and quick responses. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the winding up petition solicitors who can help you through this difficult process.
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5. What happens after an HMRC winding up petition?

We are commonly asked what happens after an HMRC winding up petition? The answer is important to understand as if you are a director or a manager of a company which is facing a formal winding up order, then you will be expected to cooperate in the ongoing investigations in to the failure of the company. You may even face personal claims for repayment of company money.
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6. What to do if you receive an HMRC winding up order

We are commonly asked “what to do if you receive an HMRC winding up order”. The starting point is to ensure that you take immediate legal advice. For a limited company there is no worse document to receive than a winding up petition and we can help you through this process.
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7. What happens when a company is wound up by HMRC?

A question we are often asked is “what happens when a company is wound up by HMRC?” The answer is that it will go into a formal insolvency process which can just be the start of another difficult procedure for the former directors and managers of the company. Our winding up lawyers at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you through this process.
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8. Can an HMRC winding up petition be withdrawn?

The answer to the question – can an HMRC winding up petition be withdrawn - is yes. However, this is only true in certain circumstances and at Francis Wilks & Jones we can help explain what those circumstances are and work with you to maximise the chances of a winding up order reversed.
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9. Received an HMRC winding up petition?

Have you received an HMRC winding up petition? If this is the case, then you need to treat the HMRC winding up petition very seriously. If you do not, it can lead to a winding up order being made and the drastic consequences that flow from that. At Francis Wilks & Jones we can help you if you have received an HMRC winding up petition.
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10. What happens when an HMRC winding up petition is issued?

Many things can flow from the issuing of an HMRC winding up petition. Many of them are not particularly attractive and the key always is to take quick urgent legal advice to help avoid the worst consequences of an HMRC winding up petition. We have a team of winding up order experts who can help you through the process.
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11. I have received an HMRC winding up petition

We are often approached by people who have received an HMRC winding up petition. We know what an upsetting and frightening experience this can be. However, with expert assistance we can help you through this process to maximise the chances of your company coming through it without issues and your company able to continue trading.
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12. Fighting an HMRC winding up petition

We are often asked for assistance fighting an HMRC winding up petition. HMRC issue hundreds of winding up petitions a year and the key is to seek early advice to avoid a winding up order being made. We are the winding up order experts and can help you in this process. It is usually better to work with HMRC to find a solution rather than ignore the winding up order. However, some times fighting an HMRC winding up petition is the only way forward.
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13. How to defend an HMRC winding up petition

We are often asked how to defend an HMRC winding up petition. There are many different ways of dealing with winding up petitions received from the HMRC but much depends on the circumstances of your particular company and the debts claimed. However, whatever those circumstances are, we are the experts in dealing with the HMRC and their winding up orders.
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14. Negotiated settlement of an HMRC winding up petition

If you are in receipt of an HMRC winding up petition and need time to pay it, then we are the firm that can help you through the process and provide you with the time you need to pay the HMRC debt. HMRC can be difficult to deal with but we have in-house expertise in this area including someone who worked at HMRC for 18 years. With this knowledge we can help you through this difficult winding up order process.
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15. Dismissal of an HMRC winding up order from court

Once you have resolved the outstanding winding up petition issues with HMRC, the key is to get the winding up order dismissed from court. To do this, you need expert legal advice to help you on the winding up petition process. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the winding up order team to assist you in this.
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16. Winding up petitions and the HMRC minimum debt threshold

HMRC winding up petitions are no different to any other creditor winding up petition. There is a minimum debt threshold value by which a winding up petition can be issued. Knowing this threshold is often very important.
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17. The HMRC and the winding up court hearing

HMRC issue the most winding up petitions in the country. They are very familiar with the court process and therefore, if you are faced with an HMRC winding up petition, you need lawyers who are equally familiar with that process. At Francis Wilks & Jones, we have dealt with thousands of winding up petitions and can help you through the court process.
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18. HMRC winding up petition adjournments

As with all winding up petitions, it is possible to agree an adjournment of the winding up petition. It is however important to understand what this means and negotiating these with HMRC can be more difficult than dealing with normal trade creditors. However, we have the expertise at Francis Wilks & Jones to deal with HMRC and avoid a winding up order being made at the first hearing.
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19. Winding up petition advertisement by HMRC

Part of the winding up petition procedure includes advertisement of a winding up petition in what is known as the London Gazette. It is essentially a way of making the winding up petition public knowledge and should be avoided at all costs due to the huge damage it can have on a company. At Francis Wilks & Jones we can help you with winding up petition advertisement issues and how to avoid them being made by HMRC.
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20. HMRC winding up petition London Gazette

The London Gazette is an interesting publication which has been around for over 300 years. It used to be a magazine but is now mainly an on-line publication. Within the Gazette are all sorts of formal insolvency and company notices. These include liquidation notices such as winding up petitions but also other ones such as bankruptcy petitions and company voluntary arrangements (CVA).
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21. HMRC winding up petition list

The HMRC winding up petition list is a list of all of the winding up petitions which it issues against companies. The HMRC is the main issuer of winding up orders and the court hearings take place every week and the main petitioners are the HMRC.
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22. HMRC winding up process

The HMRC winding up process is something that you need to understand if you have received an HMRC winding up petition. HMRC issue more winding up petitions than anyone else in the country and are very well versed in the HMRC winding up petition process. At Francis Wilks & Jones we can help you with this process and ensure the best results for you. However, expert legal advice is needed to get you through the winding up procedures when faced by the experts at the HMRC.
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23. What to do if you receive a winding up order from HMRC?

We are often asked the question “what to do if you receive a winding up order from HMRC”. The first thing to say is not to panic but to take proper legal advice. The sooner you do this the better as the HMRC are very well versed in the winding up process and the winding up procedure and if you get this wrong, it can easily lead to dramatic consequences for your company.
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24. How to defend a winding up petition from HMRC

We are often asked “how to defend a winding up petition from HMRC”. As with all winding up petitions, you can take certain action to defend them but it is dependent on the circumstances of the particular debt. HMRC debts commonly relate to National Insurance, VAT or PAYE. The key is to contact us at Francis Wilks & Jones and we can provide you with timely winding up petition advice.
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25. Winding up order for non-payment of taxes

If you are facing a winding up order for non-payment of taxes, then Francis Wilks & Jones is the firm to help you. Receiving a winding up order from HMRC for non-payment of taxes including NI, VAT and PAYE can be a frightening experience. However, we have the expert team to help you through this daunting process.
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26. Winding up order HMRC debt

Winding up order HMRC debt is something to take great attention of. If you have received a winding up order from HMRC for a tax debt then it needs to be dealt with - and dealt with properly. Simply pretending it isn’t there or not dealing with it with proper advice can have drastic consequences. At Francis Wilks & Jones we can help you through the winding up petition process.
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