Industry News & Insight

We post regularly in our news and insight section discussing current industry topics, covering all divisions within the Group.

Understanding the recent insolvency regulation reform

September 18, 2023

The government consulted in 2021 on its proposals to reform and modernise the regulation of insolvency practitioners (IPs) and the insolvency market more widely. It […]

What are the implications of the rise in Compulsory Winding Ups?

September 12, 2023

The latest statistics for UK insolvencies published by The Insolvency Service have prompted some comment about the apparent surge in businesses being liquidated through the […]

Opus Edinburgh: Supporting local businesses

Opus Edinburgh is a specialist restructuring and insolvency practice based in the heart of the city. We aim to work closely with local corporates, SMEs […]

Is the UK falling out of love with business rescue culture?

When the corporate insolvency statistics for July 2023 were released by the Insolvency Service, all the focus by commentators was on the macro aspects of […]

Landlords – Navigating the Waters of Unintended Consequences

Challenges Faced by Residential Landlords with Multiple Property Ownership in Scotland The landscape of residential property ownership in Scotland has undergone significant shifts in recent […]

Why insolvency law & practice is always a work in progress

The Insolvency Service has just published its three-year review of the implementation of the latest piece of UK insolvency legislation, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance […]

Interest rate rises hitting embattled care home finances hard

A wide-ranging article this week in the Financial Times highlighted the plight of care home finances as operators struggle with surging interest rates. The article […]

Business insolvencies soar by 60% in June

The corporate insolvency statistics for June 2023 published today show an ongoing and worrying trend for UK businesses. A perfect storm of interest rate rises, […]

Scottish care home closures surge as deadlock over state funding continues

The appointment of Opus Restructuring & Insolvency as provisional liquidators to supervise the continuing trading and eventual winding down / closure of Hogganfield care home […]

Fixed and floating charges – a crucial new judgement

Those outside the lending and insolvency communities could be forgiven for struggling to understand the difference between Fixed and Floating Charges over business assets and […]