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Bankruptcy & Insolvency

We work with Insolvency Practitioners, creditors and debtors in all aspects of personal insolvency including Bankruptcy and Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA’s).


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  • If I am made bankrupt, what can I do about it?

    Subject to advice, you may be able to apply to the Court for a Bankruptcy Order to be annulled.

  • If I cannot annul or cancel my bankruptcy what will happen?

    All of your assets subject to certain exceptions such as clothing and basic household items will automatically be the property of the Official Receiver and your Bank Account will be frozen.

  • What will happen to my home?

    Whether you own your home solely or jointly with your Partner, your interest in the home will automatically pass to the Official Receiver or a Trustee in Bankruptcy. There will be a three year period in which steps can be taken to realise the value of your interest for the benefit of your creditors, provided that the value of that interest is greater than £1,000. There may be an opportunity for the joint owner or a third party to buy the Official Receiver or Trustee in Bankruptcy’s interest to avoid your losing your home.

Actons' Nottingham practice is frequently appointed in insolvency cases to represent joint trustees, administrators or liquidators. In addition, the team handles non-contentious insolvency and restructuring work and bankruptcy annulments. Licensed insolvency practitioners Nicky Calthrop-Owen and Annabel Whittaker both have a wealth of experience in corporate and personal insolvency mandates.
The Legal 500 2021: Insolvency & Corporate Recovery

"I have always been happy with the service provided by Actons," says a client. "They are my first choice for insolvency solicitors, and with a large team specialising in this area there is always someone available when I need them."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
"Well-known team that advises on both corporate and personal insolvency issues. Advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Clients include a number of leading insolvency practitioners, and a number of the team's lawyers are themselves licensed insolvency practitioners. Regularly assists with disputes involving claims against directors and the realisation of assets in bankruptcy."
Chambers & Partners 2020 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
"‘A good spread of knowledge’ and ‘quick response times’ make Actons a popular choice not only for insolvency practitioners, but also for lenders."
The Legal 500 2018 (Insolvency & Corporate Recovery)

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