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Latest Insolvency articles

  • Gratuitous alienation: a diversion tactic?

    Gratuitous alienation: a diversion tactic?

    A gratuitous alienation is a transfer of property from a debtor to another party for no consideration or an inadequate consideration. A recent Supreme Court ruling found that a series of conveyances of properties some nine months before the sellers went into administration was an attempt to divert assets away from creditors.

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    The Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2014

    The Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2014 (the "2014 Rules") came into force on 30 May 2014 and are applicable to cases where a receiver is appointed, a resolution for the winding up of a company is passed, a petition for liquidation is lodged or an application for the appointment of a provisional liquidator is made on or after 30 May 2014.