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Wilson Field launches sole trader division

Wilson Field Business Recovery has established a division dealing exclusively with sole trader Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and Partnership Voluntary Arrangements (PVAs).

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Shoe retailer Barratts Priceless collapses

Footwear retail chain the Barratts Priceless Group has gone into administration, with Deloitte appointed to handle the case. 

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BDO in hunt for Halliwells liquidation role

BDO is bidding to be appointed as liquidator of law firm Halliwells as the administration of the business is due to expire on 19 January 2012.

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November figures suggests tough Christmas for retailers

Fears the UK high street could be facing a bleak winter have been fuelled as statistics show November’s sales were down on the same period in 2010.

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Payday loan customers regret taking advance, says R3

Sixty per cent of pay day loan customers regret taking out the loan, according to research released nationally today by trade association R3.

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Nick O'Reilly departs FRP Advisory

FRP Advisory director Nick O’Reilly is set to join the insolvency team at HW Fisher in the New Year.

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West End law firm partner guilty of £19m fraud

A former partner of a West End law firm which represented Diana, Princess of Wales, has been found guilty of a £18.8m (€22 million) loan fraud.

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Mazars & PwC seal personal insolvency deal

Mazars and PricewaterhouseCoopers have confirmed that Mazars has finally completed on the long-anticipated purchase of PwC’s personal insolvency business.

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Begbies to handle historic hotel group case

Hotel company J&G Inns which runs two historic hotels in the north of England has entered administration, with Begbies Traynor handling the case.

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London-based law firms confirm merger

Law firm Martineau LLP is to merge with Sprecher Grier Halberstam ending months of discussion between the two firms.

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Administrators appointed to Portsmouth FC's parent

Championship side Portsmouth FC confirmed parent company, Convers Sports Initiatives plc (CSI), has fallen into administration.

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RBS cuts 400 jobs at Bristol business hub

More than 400 jobs are set to be lost after the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) confirmed the closure of its Bristol site in 12 months time.

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Top 50 accountancy firm enters administration

A ‘top 50’ accountancy firm has entered administration and PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed to handle the case. 

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Insolvency NW 2011: Insolvency Service to review funding

The Insolvency Service today justified its decision to slash staff numbers and close offices, announcing that a full scale review of its funding is currently underway.

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FRP appointed administrator to electronics firm

Electronics group Controlled Speed has entered administration, with FRP Advisory LLP appointed to handle the process.

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Northpoint handles liquidation of concert firm

A concert organiser forced to pull the plug on a star-studded festival has gone under, with administrators at Northpoint dealing with the liquidation.

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100 store Bakery Chain falls flat

Embattled confectionary chain Cooks the Bakery has gone into administration, with ReSolve Partners LLP handling the process. 

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HW Fisher to launch with private equity partners

HW Fisher & Company is to launch its own multi-disciplinary turnaround team, offering SMEs guaranteed funding alongside the practice’s own turnaround service.

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Feature: Law firm mergers

With some mid-sized law firms some firms struggling to return to pre-credit crunch profitability, Grant Thornton’s David Dunckley suggests some solutions

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Begbies launches distressed property site

Insolvency firm Begbies Traynor has launched a distressed property website which lists buildings available for immediate sale.

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