Insolvency Legislation: Annotation and Commentary


Eighth Edition, October 2019

Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides practical guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation. In addition to the complete texts of the key statutory provisions, each is annotated with detailed analysis and commentary, providing practitioners and academics with everything they need within a single portable volume.

Combining the experience and knowledge of an established practitioner team and two leading academics, the book provides a practical discussion of relevant insolvency provisions and case law.

The eighth edition has been thoroughly updated to cover key new cases, including:

  • BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2019] EWCA Civ 112 – first Court of Appeal authority for many years on the intrusion of creditors' interests into the discharge of directors' duties

  • Re Spaces London Bridge Ltd [2018] EWHC 3099 (Ch) – clarification on the time for an out-of-court appointment of administrators

  • Lehman Brothers Australia Ltd (in liquidation) v Lomas [2018] EWHC 2783 (Ch) – the scope of the rule in Ex parte James in a modern commercial context

  • Hellard v Graiseley Investments Ltd [2018] EWHC 2664 (Ch) – guidance on pleading in insolvency applications

  • Officeserve Technologies Ltd v Annabel's (Berkeley Square) Ltd [2018] EWHC 2168 (Ch) – remedies available for void transactions

  • An essential reference work for insolvency lawyers, corporate restructuring specialists, licensed insolvency practitioners, academics and accountants.

    General Editors:
    Louis Doyle, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham, and 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn

    Andrew Keay, Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds and Barrister, Kings Chambers

    Managing Editor:
    Joseph Curl, Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn

    Consultant Editor:
    Nicholas Briggs, Chief Insolvency and Companies Court Judge

    With annotations and commentary on EC materials by Gerard McCormack, Professor of International Business Law, University of Leeds

    Contributions to annotations and commentary from:
    Giselle McGowan, Faith Julian and Paul Wright, all Barristers, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn