A detailed review of your business would be needed to ensure that you are advised of the right option for your situation and business.  There are a number of potential options one of which is a payment agreement with your creditors.  This can be arranged either informally or formally.  An informal arrangement is made between yourself and your creditors.  This can be done with assistance by the team at Walsh Taylor. Typically these are used when there is a good relationship between creditors and the business, the amount owed is small or the cashflow problem issue is seen as being short term.

The formal route is called a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) which is managed by an insolvency practitioner such as Kate Ellis and Emma Mifsud at Walsh Taylor.  After a detailed review of the company’s financial situation a proposed a payment schedule is put forward to the creditors detailing the amount that is to be paid (this is often a percentage of the total owed) and agreed time period.  Each creditor votes on whether they wish to accept the offer, in order for the CVA to go ahead it must be approved by 75% by value of the creditors that chose to vote.

Other potential routes include a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) where the company ceases to trade and its assets are used to pay off any creditors.  However, it is important to discuss your individual situation with Walsh Taylor and the potential alternative routes available.

Mary Taylor

Mary began working in insolvency for a national accountancy practice in Glasgow thirty years ago and worked in most divisions of the insolvency department.

She then moved to a smaller firm so she could advance her knowledge on a more hands on basis. She moved back to Leeds in 1987 and commenced working with a small firm of accountants and subsequently made partner.

She left in 1999 to set up her own practice, McCann Taylor.
McCann Taylor became involved with the consumer market both in England and Scotland.

Mary sold McCann Taylor in March 2007 and formed Walsh Taylor to concentrate on helping businesses experiencing financial difficulties.

Meg Heath

Meg has a background in supporting SMEs, including the raising of finance and advising on organisational change. She is a non-executive director of companies in the private and third sector, including Walsh Taylor.

Previously she was Deputy Fund Director of one of the largest CDFIs in the UK, and has experience of the social enterprise, charity and private sectors. Her experience of assisting companies to survive and thrive has been gained across a broad range of sectors and in companies of all sizes.

In addition to her work at Walsh Taylor she works for other private companies, including non-executive and trustee positions.

Emma Mifsud
Insolvency Practitioner

After graduating from Leeds University in 2005 with a BA Hons degree in Criminology, Emma worked for a regional law firm in both the property department and insolvency and banking department. Whilst doing so Emma gained a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP University.

Emma then joined a national accountancy firm in 2009 gaining experience in personal insolvency before moving to a Leeds based firm. At this firm Emma specialised in bankruptcies, IVA’s and negotiating informal agreements with creditors. In 2013 Emma gained her CPI qualification.

Since joining the firm in December 2013, Emma has taken on a portfolio of personal and corporate insolvency cases to extend her knowledge and expertise in all areas of insolvency.

In December 2017 Emma become a licensed appointment taker under the Insolvency Practitioners Association, she is JIEB qualified.

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