‘Modernised’ English insolvency rules will come into force in April

The new rules restructure the 1986 version of the insolvency rules, introduce gender-neutral drafting and incorporate the 28 sets of amendments made since the rules came into force. They also take into account changes made to insolvency procedures by the 2015 Deregulation Act and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, particularly around the use of electronic communication and doing away with physical meetings.