If you have received a statutory demand, winding up petition or winding up order

Company bust? - The insolvency options - Avoid statutory demands - Stop Winding up Petitions and Orders


If you can't pay the sum owed and your company has been threatened with or received (served with) a statutory demand, a winding up petition or a winding up order you may want to know what ACTION you might take.


To save your company's business and to stop your creditors ending the life of your company you may first want to click on the links to:



    • Understand what a winding up petition actually is, the implications of the petition on your company and how to         deal with that Court petition.



        • Understand your options by reading our six case studies on  avoiding the impact of a statutory demand , winding   up petition or order by using an alternative and better (for you) insolvency process. - Find out the pros and cons of each insolvency option and the actions you should take to save your business from demands, petitions and orders.


          • Then you might wish to take prompt action - and get in first before your creditors.serve that statutory demand,   winding up petition or order.


          As you probably know a winding up order would be made on your company most often after you had firstly received a statutory demand and secondly and later having had a winding up petition served on your limited company  - by a creditor who has not been able to get money out of you. 


          The time between the issue of a winding up petition and the winding up hearing can be treated by you as a planning period. In that time - often one or two months -  you can review the various alternative insolvency options available to your company..


          Through planning you should be able to avoid a winding up order being made by:


          • Freezing the matter by applying for an administration order (You can read administration case studies by clicking below)

           - Administration case study number 1 - avoiding a winding up petition

           - Administration case study number 2 - more on avoiding a winding up petition


          • Or proposing a company voluntary arrangement (You can read Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) case studies by clicking below)

                     - CVA Case Study number 1

                     - CVA Case study number 2

                     -  CVA case study number 3

          • Or, with professional advice, establishing a phoenix business either with or without an intervening Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (Read a case study on phoenix companies by clicking on the following link)

                     - Phoenix company case study


          The Insolvency Service have issued a guide to winding up petitions and how to issue them, entitled "Wind Up a Company that owes you money".

          Following a free telephone call Chris Parkman will send to you a free advice letter explaining all the options available and if requested by you the letter will list the information needed to progress your chosen way out of the problem. More often than not the advice enables you to continue trading the underlying business - many times in a new company if that is what you require.


          The written advice explains in detail how to avoid any threatened or received statutory demand (sometimes called a stat demand) winding up petition or winding up order