Compulsory liquidation is the most common corporate insolvency process and is instigated by a disgruntled creditor through the serving of a Winding Up Petition.
This is the most serious action a creditor can take against your company and matters generally escalate to this extent over a period of time where the creditor is tired of chasing payment.
Conversely, voluntary liquidation is a decision made by the company director(s). There are two types of voluntary liquidation; Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) and Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL).
The main difference between the two centres around the company’s financial status; a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) is for a company that is either insolvent or heading towards financial distress, whereas an Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) is for solvent companies where the directors are looking to close the business in the most tax-efficient manner.
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When a company is unable to meet its liabilities and creditors feel they have exhausted all avenues to recover monies owed, they can petition for your company to be placed in compulsory liquidationMore Info →
If you’re looking to place an insolvent company into liquidation, this process is called Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation. If you’re considering liquidation for a solvent company, the process is Members’ Voluntary Liquidation.More Info →
If you’re owed money by a business partnership, Partnership Liquidation is one of several options for the partnership if it’s suffering financial difficulties.More Info →
A Partnership Administration Order is a process open to insolvent partnerships that have been active in the last three years. It is similar in a number of ways to the Administration procedure for a limited company.More Info →