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Construction Insolvency Work

Lewis and Lewis Ltd provide specialist construction valuation and recovery expertise to Insolvency Practitioners ...

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At Lewis and Lewis Ltd we have a team of specialist construction professionals known as QS’s or more commonly known as Quantity Surveyors. A QS’s skills include expertise on construction contracts, claims, forms of procurement, contract and payment valuations, tenders, novations and as well as a range of other technical, construction related skills.

Lewis and Lewis Ltd supports Insolvency Practitioners in the entire course of their work right from pre-formal appointment to collection and the realisation of creditors funds.

Based upon our expert interrogation of the records, we compile a Contract Report
which is used by the Insolvency Practitioner:

  • For preperation of a Statement of Affairs.
  • Estimating realisations in relation to the funds at risk in terms of debtors, retentions, works in progress etc.

A Quantity Surveyor can suitable work alongside an Insolvency Practictioner – whether it be by providing pre-insolvency advice as part of an Independent Business Review or during the post-insolvency recovery phase.

Construction contracting is probably the most fertile of industries for insolvencies due to its very low margins and its ease of entry (and re-entry). It is also one of the most contractually complex, and this has given rise to more contract case-law than any other. From the contractor’s viewpoint, each job is a prototype. It is usually a different end product, using different materials to a different design, in a different place, for a different client, under different terms and conditions. Construction contracting is, in short, highly specialised requiring specialist support for IP’s.

Our Insolvency Practitioner Services include:

  • Review of the Company’s financial records to verify the overall debt position
  • Calculation of ‘Best’ / ‘Worst’ range of estimated realisations for Debts
  • Working with Company’s Directors and staff to prepare ‘sales pack’ information on ‘live’ contracts
  • Assisting and negotiating Novation agreements for sale of contracts
  • Liaising with the Insolvency Practitioner to notify the Company’s debtors of the trading status and financial position
  • Assisting with recovery / collation of company records relating to contract debtors
  • Pursuing recovery of contract Book Debts
  • Assisting the appointed Insolvency Practitioner to review any legal action necessary to recover disputed book debts
  • Where instructed, assisting the Insolvency Practitioner with the review and settlement of sub-contractor and supplier creditor claims