Personal insolvency

We offer personal insolvency and personal bankruptcy advice and assistance from our specialist licensed insolvency practitioners.

Recent trends have seen a large number of personal bankruptcies in the UK. This is largely due to the ease with which individuals have been able to obtain credit coupled with the ability to petition for your own personal bankruptcy, thereby allowing you ‘freedom’ from your debts within a year. However, bankruptcy can be more complicated than some may assume, especially when the debtor has assets.

Professional personal insolvency advice and assistance

We can provide advice and assistance to individuals concerned with personal insolvency issues. Whether acting as a Trustee in personal bankruptcy or preparing an Individual Voluntary Arrangement, our specialist experience can enable us to find a solution for you where the return to creditors can be maximised. We can also assist individuals avoid a potentially disastrous slide into bankruptcy.

Our services may be suitable for you if you are:

  • an individual in financial difficulty you find yourself facing personal bankruptcy and want some practical advice and help
  • a professional individual who may lose your professional status if made bankrupt, hence you need to look for an alternative solution.

Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy services

We have experience of dealing with all kinds of personal insolvency and bankruptcy issues. Our specialist licensed insolvency practitioners can provide you with help and advice aimed, wherever possible, at avoiding formal insolvency.

Personal Bankruptcy Consultancy

  • with specialist personal bankruptcy knowledge allied to our long standing relationships with experienced solicitors and agents, we will work together to minimise costs and maximise recoveries and to pay dividends to creditors as early as possible
  • we will investigate individuals who claim to have no assets and have secreted their assets elsewhere in the hope that they will not be realised
  • we can assist individuals with properties where a Trustee in Bankruptcy has been appointed by the Protracted Realisations Unit (PRU) – often the problem can be resolved through negotiation – we have worked on both sides in these cases and are experienced in the best way to resolve them.

Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA)

An IVA allows you to pay all or part of your debts over an agreed period, so avoiding the need to enter into bankruptcy.

  • IVAs avoid the stigma of bankruptcy, to preserve professional status or preserve a business
  • IVAs provide a flexible approach to asset realisation and payment schedules
  • through an IVA an individual can continue to trade a business and does not face debarment from professional associations.

You can find out more about how we can help you to achieve an IVA on our individual voluntary arrangements page.

The next step

To find out more about our personal insolvency and personal bankruptcy consultancy services, please contact one of our licensed insolvency practitioners at your nearest location, or complete the contact form.

The earlier a financial crisis is identified and address, the better the outcome.

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