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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 list of appearances for?

The petitioning creditor (or their solicitors) must provide the court, in advance of the winding up petition hearing of the list of creditors who have contacted them regarding the winding up petition.

When must the list of appearances be filed at court?

As creditors have until 4 p.m. on the working day before the winding up petition hearing to notify the petitioning creditor of their claim, the petitioning creditor (or their solicitors) must file at court a list of those creditors who have contacted them after 4 p.m. on the working day before the winding up petition hearing.

This is done by filing a list of appearances with the court.

What if no other party has supported the winding up petition?

Even if no other creditors contact the petitioning creditor (or their solicitors) regarding the winding up petition, the petitioning creditor still needs to inform the court of those people who have a right to be heard at the subsequent hearing. This often means that blank list of appearances are filed at court.

Failure to file a list of appearances can mean that your petition hearing is adjourned or dismissed for non-compliance with the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016.


One of our expert winding up petition lawyers can assist you with any petition enquiries, including dealing with lists of appearances. Let us help you.

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