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A Notice of Administrator’s Appointment refers to a legal document that announces the appointment of an administrator to manage the affairs of a financially distressed company. This notice is typically filed with the court and serves as an official notification to creditors, shareholders, and other interested parties.

The appointment of an administrator occurs when a company is facing financial difficulties and is unable to meet its obligations. The administrator is a licensed insolvency practitioner who takes control of the company’s affairs and works towards achieving the objectives of administration, as set out in the Insolvency Act 1986.

The Notice of Administrator’s Appointment provides important information about the administration process. It typically includes details such as the name of the appointed administrator, the date and time of the appointment, the reasons for the appointment, and the statutory basis for the administration.

The notice also serves as a communication to creditors, notifying them of the appointment and providing instructions on how to submit their claims to the administrator. It may outline the process and deadline for creditors to prove their debts and provide contact information for the administrator.

Once the Notice of Administrator’s Appointment is filed and approved by the court, the administrator assumes control over the company’s operations, with the aim of achieving the objectives of administration. These objectives can include rescuing the company as a going concern, achieving a better outcome for creditors than liquidation, or facilitating the sale of the company’s assets.

Creditors, shareholders, and other interested parties are advised to carefully review the Notice of Administrator’s Appointment to understand the implications for the company and their rights and obligations moving forward. It marks the official beginning of the administration process and initiates the actions and decisions made by the appointed administrator.

These notices are filed with Companies House against the registered company number. All UK company liquidation notices and updates are tracked centrally by Doorda.