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Lightman & Moss: The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies
Lightman & Moss: The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies
5th Edition, Mainwork & Supplement
Series:  Sweet & Maxwell's Insolvency Library
Practice Area:  Insolvency
ISBN:  9780414027039
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  12 Dec 2014
Format:  Hardback
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Lightman & Moss: The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies is known as the authority on the law relating to administrators and receivers. It is considered a must have for any practitioner dealing with corporate insolvency matters.
This new edition offers clear guidance on the procedures involved in the duties, liabilities and appointments of receivers and administrators. As well as discussing the issues surrounding trading, disposals, reorganisation, liquidation and receivership.
To ensure you have all the information you need in one reliable source, this edition offers a complete guide to every aspect on this complex area of law.
There have been significant changes since the last edition, including the introduction of the Legislative Reform (Insolvency) Order (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2010 which amends the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2010. Both of these acts and developments have been covered in this edition.
It also takes full account of the major developments in cross-border matters, both at common law and also under European Insolvency Regulations and UNCITRAL Model Law. Key cases such as the decision of the House of Lords in the HIH case; Privy Council in the Cambridge Gas case, and those of the Court of Appeal in the Stanford and Rubin case are highlighted. Specifically to discuss the possible implications and developments from these decisions.

The new supplement updates the law fully since the publication of the 5th edition: 

  • New system of registration of company floating charges under the Companies Act 2006 (amendment of part 25) regulations 2013
  • Supreme Court decisions in BNY Corporate Trustees Ltd v Eurosail, and the Nortel decision 


Sir Gavin Lightman, LL.M (University of Michigan), LL.B. (Lond.) is a retired High Court Judge and a Consultant at Winston & Strawn. He is the General Editor of previous editions of Lightman & Moss.

Gabriel Moss, QC, M.A. B.C.L. (Oxon) enjoys an immense reputation as a talented practitioner and prolific yet high quality writer of legal texts. His writing includes a number of leading law titles, such as Totty & Moss on Insolvency, Cross-Frontier Insolvency of Insurance Companies and Rowlatt on Principal and Surety.

Richard Snowden, QC, M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (Harvard) has a long-standing reputation as a leading practitioner in in the field of corporate insolvency and has been a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee since 2002. He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge of the Chancery Division in 2008 and elected a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2010.

Professor Ian F Fletcher, M.A., LL.M., M.C.L., Ph.D., LL.D. is Emeritus Professor of International Commercial Law at UCL. He was elected as a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2003, and currently practises as a Barrister at 3-4 South Square, Gray’s Inn. He has been a member of the American Law Institute since 1997, and in 2002 he was elected an International Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is also the author of Law of Insolvency and is one of the editors of Palmer’s Corporate Insolvency.

Hamish Anderson LL.M. (Lond.), Hon. LL.D. (Kingston) is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts and a Partner in Norton Rose LLP. He is Chairman of the City of London Law Society Insolvency Committee, a Visiting Fellow at Kingston University and a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University.

  • Explains clearly the principles, legislation and case law shaping receivership and administration practice and highlights recent developments in this area
  • Updated with the latest developments in corporate insolvency
  • Provides an authoritative and practical guide to the law relating to administrators and receivers of companies
  • Gives guidance to help clarify areas of uncertainty
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