Centrebind procedure

Centrebind procedure
Named after a reported legal case where it was held that a legal device to put a company into liquidation more than one day before the creditors' meeting (in apparent breach of the then law), in order to try to prevent a creditor from exercising a right of distraint over company assets, was valid. The loophole was subsequently abused in other instances and the law was revamped in the Insolvency Act 1986. The procedure of appointing a liquidator up to 14 days before the day of the creditors' meeting, now enshrined in statute, is still often referred to as "Centrebinding".
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