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Lightman & Moss on the Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies

Lightman & Moss on the Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies
6th Edition
Series:  Sweet & Maxwell's Insolvency Library
Practice Area:  Insolvency
ISBN:  9780414036901
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  27 Sep 2017
Format:  Hardback, eBook - ProView
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Lightman & Moss on 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.
New to the 6th Edition:

  • Relevant case law has been considered, reflected and worked into each chapter to demonstrate how the law affects each sector
    Provides comprehensive coverage of the new Insolvency (England & Wales) Rules 2016
  • Takes into account the amendments to the Insolvency Act 1986, in force since April 6, 2017
  • Incorporates the changes to the EU Insolvency Regulation that become applicable from June 2017 onwards

This book:

  • Explains clearly the principles, legislation and case law shaping receivership and administration practice and highlights recent developments in corporate insolvency
  • Provides authoritative and practical guide to the law relating to administrators and receivers of companies
  • Gives guidance to help clarify areas of uncertainty and makes technical issues understandable
  • Goes through procedure for appointment of receivers and administrators
  • Deals with continuation of trading, disposals, and reorganisation, liquidation and receivership
  • Considers issues relating to taxation, leases, set-off and liens, pensions and employees
  • Covers the position of bankers and creditors
  • Addresses the removal, resignation, termination and discharge of directors.


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, Rowlatt on Principal and Surety, Moss, Fletcher & Isaacs on the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings and Moss, Wessels & Haentjens on EU Banking and Insurance Insolvency. Gabriel sits part-time as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division and is a part-time Visiting Professor in Corporate Insolvency Law at Oxford University.

Hamish Anderson LL.M. (Lond.), Hon. LL.D. (Kingston) is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts and a Consultant with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. He is a past chairman and serving member of the City of London Law Society Insolvency Committee and an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University. He has written extensively on insolvency law and is the author of The Framework of Corporate Insolvency Law.

Professor Ian F Fletcher, QC (h.c.), 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 is an academic member of 3-4 South Square Chambers, 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.

Sir Richard Snowden, M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (Harvard) is a High Court Judge of the Chancery Division. Prior to his appointment in 2015 he was a QC and leading practitioner in the field of corporate insolvency. He was a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee between 2002 and 2012 and was elected a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2010.

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