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A Return of Final Meeting in a Creditors Voluntary Winding Up refers to a legal document that signifies the conclusion of the winding-up process of a company through a creditors’ voluntary liquidation.

A creditors’ voluntary winding-up is a formal insolvency procedure initiated by the directors and shareholders of a company when they determine that the company is insolvent and cannot continue its operations. In this process, a liquidator is appointed to oversee the winding-up and distribution of the company’s assets to its creditors.

The “Return of Final Meeting” is prepared by the liquidator and submitted to the Registrar of Companies. It signifies the final meeting of the company’s creditors, where they are provided with a report on the liquidation process and the final accounts of the company.

The document typically includes details such as the date, time, and location of the final meeting, as well as information about the liquidation process, the realization of assets, and the distribution of funds to creditors. It also provides a summary of any resolutions passed during the meeting and highlights the final outcome of the winding-up process.

Once the Return of Final Meeting is filed with the Registrar of Companies, it serves as an official record that the creditors’ voluntary winding-up has been completed. The company will be dissolved and struck off the register of companies after a certain period, usually three months, unless there are reasons to defer the dissolution.

Creditors and other interested parties should review the Return of Final Meeting to understand the outcome of the liquidation process, including the final distribution of assets and any relevant information about the company’s winding-up.

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