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There are a number of documents which have to be prepared and filed at court if a winding up order is to be granted. These include the certificate of compliance, notice of appearances and other key documents. And it is crucial to file them on time and avoid the petition being dismissed. Our experts can help.

What is a certificate of compliance and what does it show?

The Certificate of Compliance is a document which confirms to the court that the winding up petition has been correctly issued, been duly served and properly advertised in the London Gazette within the time frames which are set out in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016.

How is a certificate of compliance filed?

The Certificate of Compliance is nowadays filed electronically at court and includes a copy of the advertisement in the London Gazette.

What are the rules relating to time for filing?

A Certificate of Compliance must be filed at least five working days prior to the hearing of the winding up petition. If the petitioning creditor (or their solicitor) fails to comply with this time limit, they risk having the winding up petition hearing adjourned, or dismissed for not complying with the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016.


Our expert team of winding up petition solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you with any certificate of compliance matters. It is important to get this crucial document right and filed at the right place and on time. Let us help.

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