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McPherson & Keay's Law of Company Liquidation, 4th Edition
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McPherson's & Keay's law of Company Liquidation is the authoritative reference work on the law relating to the liquidation of companies. Providing penetrating analysis of legal principles, legislation and case law, it deals with all aspects of the subject from commencement through to dissolution, setting them in context of the changed landscape post 2008 and the financial crisis.

  • Covers the law and procedures of the different modes of winding up, advising on the principles, procedures and practical issues
  • Discusses the requirements of the winding-up petitions of creditors, contributories, the Secretary of State and others
  • Explains how the administrative organs of winding up work
  • Analyses the role and duties of the liquidator
  • Examines the position and responsibilities of contributories and creditors
  • Discusses the division and distribution of assets
  • Gives guidance on investigations and examinations
  • Advises on misconduct and prosecutions
  • Goes through the highly nuanced old and new case law, explaining the implications of recent decisions
  • Discusses the impact of recent legislation, including the Bribery Act 2010 and full enactment of the Companies Act 2006
About the Author
Professor Andrew Keay is Professor of Law at the University of Leeds. His previous publications include Company Directors’ Responsibilities to Creditors (Routledge-Cavendish, 2007), Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary (Jordans, 2006), Insolvency Law: Corporate and Personal (Pearson Education, 2003) and Bankruptcy Proceedings Handbook (John Libbey, 1998).