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New insolvency director for law firm

Commercial law firm Walker Morris has announced the appointment of a new director in its Restructuring & Insolvency Group. Read full story

Beavis Morgan hires Simon Belton for structured finance business

BM Structured Finance, part of accounting and advisory firm Beavis Morgan, has appointed Simon Belton as director of broking. Read full story

Gordon Brothers appoints new starters

Advisory, restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers Europe has announced three new appointments to its Valuation & Corporate Recovery team. Read full story

50 jobs to be axed at Insolvency Service

The Insolvency Service is set to make 50 jobs cuts during the current financial year, as the government agency struggles to tackle its deficit. Read full story

Updated: Thousands of jobs in the balance as Comet prepares to enter administration next week

Electronics retailer Comet confirmed it will enter administration next week after reports showed it has made estimated losses totalling tens of millions of pounds. Read full story

Companies settle payments 1.3 days earlier

UK businesses paid their bills nearly 1.3 days earlier in the third quarter of 2012, compared to the same period last year, according to Experian. Read full story

No quibble for Kibble as he joins RBS from PwC

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has confirmed former PricewaterhouseCoopers’ partner Richard Kibble is to become its new group director of strategy and corporate finance.

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BBC Dragon in race to buy Blacks Leisure

Dragons Den judge Peter Jones has sensationally joined the tussle to buy outdoor retail chain Blacks Leisure at the 11th hour.

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HogLove confirms new restructuring partner

Hogan Lovells senior associate Tom Astle has been promoted to partner in the firm’s second round of partner promotions since the merger.

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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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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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RSM Tenon confirms financial chief

RSM Tenon has confirmed the appointment of a new chief financial officer to replace Russell McBurnie who held the position since March 2008.

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Former Chelsea boss joins PKF

The former chief executive of Chelsea Football Club Trevor Birch, who brokered the £140m takeover by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, has joined PKF.

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The Insolvency Today Power 100: your vote matters

Insolvency Today magazine has launched a poll to find the 100 most powerful people in the insolvency profession – and we want readers to tell us who they are.

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Debt curse of the single middle aged female

A debt charity has revealed that more than half of its clients in mortgage arrears are female, with many living single lives in their 40s.

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Retail in worst shape than any UK sector

The retail sector is experiencing much higher signs of distress than any other sector, according to insolvency trade body R3.

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New boss at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance

 Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance has appointed Ian Larkin as managing director, to replace the departing Simon Featherstone.

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Bankrupt director given suspended sentence

A bankrupt director who spent thousands of pounds on cars and holidays, instead of paying his creditors, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

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Griffins partner Hunt hits global headlines

Stephen Hunt, partner at the insolvency practice Griffins, has made headlines in the UK and around the world after netting £11,000 worth of Olympics tickets.

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