Insolvency Law is an essential text for practitioners working in the field and for trainees undertaking the Law Society's Professional Practice Course. It examines the many aspects of insolvency that practitioners face, including personal insolvency, company insolvency, compulsory and voluntary liquidations, receiverships, alternatives to winding up and international insolvency. This book is designed to equip practitioners with the legal knowledge necessary to act for liquidators, receivers, examiners, directors and shareholders of insolvent companies and third parties such as creditors, banks, and employees of insolvent companies. Issues most frequently encountered in practice and recent legal developments are clearly explained by leading experts in the field. Sample documentation is also included where relevant.