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Can i stop a winding up petition from closing my company

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If a winding up petition has been presented against your company it is one of the most serious issues your business can face. It is possible to stop a winding up petition and prevent your company from enforced closure but you need to act without delay, as time is very limited.

This video describes what a winding up petition is and why a creditor would take this course of action. It also explains how you might be able to stop a winding up order being granted by the court.

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A winding up petition is filed at court, typically by a creditor who wants to force the business into closure. You may have unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate for lower repayments or for longer time to pay, and must now act swiftly.

This video explains the potential avenues to stop the winding up petition, which begin with obtaining assistance from licensed insolvency practitioners (IPs). One possible option for the IP on assessment of your company’s position could be to seek an adjournment with a view to placing the company into administration.

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Companies can be sold using a process called pre pack administration. This involves selling underlying business assets, either to a third party or a trade buyer, or in some cases to the existing directors.

It may also be possible to negotiate a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with creditors, if the company is viable for the long-term. Additionally, if the debt is legitimately in dispute or the company can pay the monies owed, you may be able to provide the required evidence to the court and stop the winding up petition in this way.

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