November 23rd, 2011 / Insight posted in Practical Guides

Creditors Guide to Fees – Liquidations from 1 November 2011

When a company goes into liquidation the costs of the proceedings are paid out of its assets. The creditors, who hope to recover some of their debts out of the assets, therefore have a direct interest in the level of costs, and in particular the remuneration of the insolvency practitioner appointed to act as Liquidator. The insolvency legislation recognises this interest by providing mechanisms for creditors to fix the basis of the Liquidator’s fees. This guide is intended to help creditors be aware of their rights to approve and monitor fees, explains the basis on which fees are fixed and how creditors can seek information about expenses incurred by the Liquidator and challenge those they consider to be excessive.