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RSM Tenon boss fined by ICAEW

Carl Jackson, head of recovery at RSM Tenon, has been ordered to pay fines and costs by an ICAEW tribunal after admitting failure to collect £330,000 of creditors’ funds.

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Carron faces third business failure in three months

Peter Carron, the former senior partner of controversial investment firm St James’s Place, faces further humiliation after it has emerged that his third business is set to enter liquidation.

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Wrapit directors banned

The directors of Wrapit, the failed wedding gift company which provoked dozens of angry brides to protest in their bridal wear, have been disqualified for a total 15 years by the Insolvency Service.

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Two fraudsters ordered to pay £92.3m to HMRC

Two convicted tax fraudsters must repay £92.3m to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in its biggest ever confiscation order.

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Ritz conman used fraud cash to pay off bankruptcy

Conman Anthony Lee, who swindled £1m out of investors by trying to sell the Ritz hotel, was using the funds from the fraud to pay off and annul his previous bankruptcy it has been revealed.

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Former Halliwells solicitor struck off for embezzlement

A former Halliwells solicitor has been struck off after embezzling over £90,000 from the firm’s clients.

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Russian fixer probed by Grant Thornton

A secretive tycoon at the centre of a £400m divorce battle is having his bankruptcy investigated by David Ingram, partner at Grant Thornton, Insolvency News can reveal.

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HMRC debt collector jailed

An HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) debt collection officer who stole nearly £85,000 from taxpayers has been jailed for two and a half years.

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Row between UHY and Griffins

A spat has erupted between Portsmouth football club administrators UHY Hacker Young and Griffins who have claimed creditors could receive a dividend far greater than what is currently on the table.

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Husband in £400m divorce battle declared bankrupt

Scot Young, the property tycoon at the centre of one of the most vicious divorce battles of recent years, has been declared bankrupt.

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Financial adviser jailed for £12m Ponzi scam

Financial adviser Grahame Whitehead has pleaded guilty to a £12m fraud at Chelmsford Crown Court.

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Portsmouth administrator criticised

The administrator of debt-ridden Portsmouth football club has previously been criticised by a judge for “manifestly inappropriate conduct” and failing to “meet the standard to be expected of a reasonably competent insolvency practitioner” during a recent liquidation, it has been revealed.

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People

David Rubin & Partners have appointed Stephen Katz as partner. Stephen will be based at the firm’s Holborn office and will be working with the five existing Partners to continue the growth of the business. Stephen joins David Rubin & Partners from HW Fisher & Company, where he was the firm’s head of insolvency.

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People

Mark Whitaker is joining Begbies Traynor as director of business development. Mark joins from Alliance and Leicester where he was business development director. Prior to this he spent 25 years with Yorkshire Bank and headed its corporate operation in Leeds. Mark will be based at Begbies’ office in Leeds and will be responsible for developing new business for the company in Yorkshire and the North East.

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People

Chris Laughton, a restructuring and insolvency partner at Mercer & Hole in London, has succeeded to the deputy presidency of INSOL Europe, the European organisation of professionals who specialise in insolvency, bankruptcy and business reconstruction & recovery.

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Peter Sargent talks debt on the Fourth Plinth

Peter Sargent, R3 president and partner at Begbies Traynor, is taking to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square this Wednesday at 7pm.

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Begbies co-founder sells £4m of shares

Andrew Dick, who  co-founded Manchester-based Begbies Traynor, is to resign as group chief operating officer and switch to a part-time role.

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IP is new ACCA president for South Wales

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has elected insolvency practitioner John Cullen as the new President for its South Wales Members Network.

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New IPA President takes the helm

The New IPA President, Frank Simms, welcomes the Government’s proposed consultation on corporate reform including those relating to funding to assist ongoing trading in administrations and says that the IPA, as the UK’s only specialist insolvency regulator, will be keen to respond on behalf of its members.

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