The list of winding up petitions is a formal list at court of all petitions heard that week. Our team are experts in all petition related matters.

The list of winding up petitions heard by one of the court registrars on a Wednesday morning is normally fairly extensive, with usually anywhere between 100 to 250 winding up petition cases being listed on any one list.

The hearings normally commence at around 10.30 in the morning and can last through to early afternoon. However, as a result of the winding up petition list being extremely busy, this means that the Registrar gets very little time to deal with each case.

Accordingly, if representatives of both the petitioning creditor and the debtor company turn up to argue whether the winding up petition should be granted or not, the registrar may decide that there is insufficient time to deal with the case as part of the winding up petition list and will adjourn / delay it for a longer more substantive hearing at a future date. During the Covid pandemic – all hearings are now done on line.

At Francis Wilks & Jones, we have an in-house barrister who often represents creditors on a wednesday morning at the winding up petition list. We also have excellent relationships with many sets of barristers’ chambers who undertake insolvency based work.


Our expert team of winding up petition solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones are here to help you with any type of winding up petition enquiry or question. Contact one of our team of expert friendly winding up petition lawyers now for your confidential winding up petition consultation. Whatever your winding up petition requirements, we are the experts to help you. Call us now. Let us help.

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