22 June 2015

A creditors’ guide to liquidators’ remuneration - Scotland

When a company goes into liquidation the costs of the proceedings are paid out of its assets in priority to creditors’ claims. The creditors, who hope to recover some of their debts out of the assets, therefore have a direct interest in the level of costs, and in particular the remuneration of the insolvency practitioner appointed to act as liquidator. The insolvency legislation recognises this interest by providing mechanisms for creditors to fix the basis of the liquidator’s remuneration. This guide is intended to help creditors be aware of their rights to approve and monitor remuneration and disbursements, and explains the basis on which remuneration and disbursements are fixed.