Appointment of a Liquidator - The detailed rules as to voting at the creditors meeting

How is a Liquidator appointed? - What are the Voting Rules?


The following note describes the process for appointing a liquidator in a creditors voluntary liquidation to your company


As a shareholders of your company you nominate, at a shareholders meeting, the insolvency practitioner that you wish to act as liquidator. That appointment will stand unless the creditors, at the later decision procedure, nominate a different insolvency practitioner.  

At the creditors meeting the liquidator is appointed following a vote by the creditors.

Any creditor whose interest is "secured" is unable to vote. Examples of secured creditors can include:

  • Banks


  • Hire Purchase Creditors


  • Factoring Companies


If such "secured" creditors are not, however, fully secured they can vote for the balance owing to them that is unsecured.

The majority in value of creditors voting for a particular Insolvency Practitioner appoints the liquidator of their choice.

This shows the power that is held by creditors who are owed large sums of money.

Votes can be cast by creditors by post (using a proxy form) or in person, by attending at the creditors meeting (should a physical meeting be requested).


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