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Griffins Insolvency, Litigation & Forensics Conference – June 2019

Thank you to all those who attended the Griffins Insolvency, Litigation & Forensics Conference 2019. We hope that you found the sessions informative and interesting. A special thank you to our speakers from the UK and abroad for sharing their experiences with us. If you would like further information on any of the topics covered…

Griffins appointed Administrators to Miller Gardner Solicitors

On 10th May 2019 Stephen Hunt and Kevin Goldfarb were appointed Joint Administrators of Miller Gardner Limited, a firm of solicitors trading from the Stretford area of Manchester.  The firm specialises mainly in PPI-type claims. The Administrators will be making urgent inquiries into the assets of the business with a view to a transfer or…

Losing Control……

Share valuation is an important factor when calculating taxation liabilities. Trevor Slack argues against control premiums when valuing shares and businesses. As published on 16 January 2019 in Taxation https://www.taxation.co.uk/Articles/2019-01-15-339098-control-premiums-when-valuing-business-and-shareholdings  The use and misuse of control premiums in fiscal valuations was covered deftly in Andrew Strickland’s article, ‘Time to change the music’ (see Taxation, 30…

Griffins appointed as Liquidator of Total Debt Relief Limited

On 31 October 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) successfully petitioned the High Court for Total Debt Relief Limited (TDR) to be wound-up in the public interest.  There was no challenge to the petition by the sole director of TDR nor by its Company Secretary who was also the sole shareholder. The FCA has subsequently…

Griffins appointed to Exmoor Partners LLP

On 25 September 2018 Stephen Hunt of Griffins Insolvency Litigation and Forensics was appointed as Provisional Liquidator of Exmoor Partners LLP. Exmoor is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide payment services and the petition for its winding up is in connection with a number of claims that have arisen through this activity.  It…

Griffins appointed to Total Debt Relief Limited (TDR trading as Minerva Finance)

On 11 September 2018, The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) obtained an urgent High Court Order appointing a Provisional Liquidator in respect of Total Debt Relief limited (TDR), to protect its customers’ money. The FCA is also petitioning for TDR to be wound-up, the petition for this will be heard at a later date. Stephen Hunt…

Government proposes to legislate on Value Extraction Schemes

In October 2013 Griffins wrote a paper called “Balancing the Books” that proposed replacing the existing Extortionate Credit Transaction law with a “Fair Dealing” section that would enable an IP to reverse a transaction that; a) required the company to make unfair payments or b) created a disproportionate benefit to a third party at a…

Insolvency in the Restaurant Industry

We are receiving a growing number of enquiries from restaurant owners with concerns about the solvency of their businesses. Alongside the high profile closures and restructuring of groups likes Jamie’s Italian, Prezzo and Byron are thousands of individual restaurant business facing similar problems albeit on a smaller scale.  For many owners the overheads that looked…

Griffins appointed to Stadia Trustees Limited

Stephen Hunt of Griffins has been appointed Liquidator to investigate the causes of the insolvency of Stadia. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) estimates that claims against the collapsed SIPP provider Stadia Trustees could be as high as £41 million. A Financial Services Authority inspection in 2011 highlighted problems at Stadia that eventually caused the…