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COVID-19 Contingency Arrangements

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The latest COVID-19 contingency arrangements for the restructuring and insolvency profession. 

Protocol for Insolvency and Company Work at Central London
Amoungst other points, no bankruptcy order will be made on HMRC petitions currently listed for hearing. Instead, the judge will order the petition to be relisted after 12 weeks.
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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary - Practice Direction on Video or Audio Hearings in Civil Proceedings during the Coronavirus Pandemic (26 March 2020)
The new Practice Direction 51Y - clarifies the manner in which the court may exercise its discretion to conduct hearings remotely in private. It also clarifies what steps the court may make to ensure access by the public to remote hearings that have been held in private through making available audio or video recordings of those hearings at a time when the courts are operating normally.
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Update - Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Is the insolvency profession classed as a ‘key sector’? (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Companies House - Temporary Closure of Companies House Contact Centre (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Companies House - Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Acceptance of electronic IVA registration fees (BACS, CHAPS and Faster Payment) - The Insolvency Service (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Winding up petitions - Insolvency and Companies Court (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Commercial tenancies - British Property Federation Press Release
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Contacting the Insolvency Service (25 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Acceptance of Requisitions by email - The Insolvency Service
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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The Law Society - Update on legal practitioner 'keyworkers'
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and in Scotland (23 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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RICS - Valuation Practice Alert (20 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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AiB - Dear Trustee issued by AiB - expanded PTD Contingency Arrangements (Scotland) (20 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (20 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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Protocol regarding Remote Hearings (20 March 2020)
Business and Property Courts of England and Wales *COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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PPF launches dedicated Restructuring and Insolvency bank account (20 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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AiB - Dear Trustee issued by Accountant in Bankruptcy (SCOTLAND) (19 March 2020)
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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ICAEW - IPs' responsibilities and monitoring visits during the Covid-19 outbreak
*COVID-19 contingency arrangements*
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