Administration (law)

As a legal concept, administration is a procedure under the insolvency laws of a number of common law jurisdictions. It functions as a rescue mechanism for insolvent entities and allows them to carry on running their business. The process – an alternative to liquidation – is often known as going into administration. A company in administration is operated by the administrator (as interim chief executive) on behalf of the creditors as a going concern while options are sought short of liquidation. These options include recapitalising the business, selling the business to new owners, or demerging it into elements that can be sold and closing the remainder.

Administration differs from receivership in that it is usually carried out by a judicial authority, whereas receivership is called in by the bank or creditors involved.


In Australia there are two related processes: voluntary administration and deeds of company arrangement which are also supervised by an administrator.

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The Bradford Era 23 Mar 2023
When an understandably exasperated Duncan requested help from school administrators, who were apparently present but to this point as useless as potted plants, Tirien Steinbach, the law school’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, intervened....

Cynthia M. Allen: When a judge is ridiculed for speaking on campus, like at Stanford, ...

Hastings Tribune 23 Mar 2023
When an understandably exasperated Duncan requested help from school administrators, who were apparently present but to this point as useless as potted plants, Tirien Steinbach, the law school’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, intervened....

Biden administration rebukes Israel for repealing a settlement evacuation

Cleveland Jewish News 23 Mar 2023
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A law passed by Israel’s government yesterday has sparked a strong rebuke from the Biden administration, words of caution from some of Israel’s strongest supporters in the Senate — and damage control from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Florida rule could restrict class instruction on sexual orientation through 12th grade

The Lawton Constitution 23 Mar 2023
Florida middle school and high school teachers would be further restricted from teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity under a proposed rule backed by the DeSantis administration that, if approved, would go beyond what state law currently requires ... Republican lawmakers this year are advancing legislation that would expand the law....

Why we’re suing Team Biden to lower Americans’ prescription-drug costs

New York Post 23 Mar 2023
Our organization will file a lawsuit Thursday asking the federal courts to force the Biden administration to follow the law and give Americans real relief on prescription-drug prices ... For all its claims of enforcement discretion, the Biden administration has no legal authority to ignore a regulation with the force of law....

DeSantis eyes expansion of anti-LGBTQ “Don’t Say Gay” law

Washington Blade 23 Mar 2023
“After a year’s worth of gaslighting and assurances that the Don’t Say LGBTQ law was narrowly focused, the DeSantis Administration is now saying the quiet part out loud ... Equality Florida also noted that while the DeSantis Administration has rejected requests to clarify the law’s ......

Legislature is right to tweak (at least) the Missouri law that closed records

Columbia Missourian 23 Mar 2023
After Parson signed the law, his administration used it as justification to shut down a state-run website that had allowed the public to view state contract awards — to see how their tax dollars were being spent, in other words ... But it’s important to note that the underlying law ......

Iowa schools quickly rework bathroom policies in wake of new law

Longview News-Journal 23 Mar 2023
In an email, the district’s spokesperson Phil Roeder said school administrators met on Thursday to review the law’s requirements, and the school is preparing a form for parents of students who want greater privacy in using facilities ...ICCSD administration is still working on ......


Sierra County Sentinel 23 Mar 2023
Passing laws, regulations and executive orders to facilitate crime, is still crime. Lawmakers and administrative officials who pass and implement unlawful laws and regulations are still criminals ... Constitution and legitimate federal laws, from the CCP infiltrated/co-opted illegitimate U.S....

Stanford Law announces DEI dean is on leave, students will get mandatory free speech training

Hot Air 23 Mar 2023
Stanford Law School dean Jenny Martinez has released a 10-page letter responding to complaints about her prior apology to Judge Duncan and explaining what she has decided to do about the disruption of his speech ... There’s more to the letter about the role of administrators in maintain this space for free speech....

Biden judicial nominees are a joke

Hot Air 23 Mar 2023
Asking about a Brady motion isn’t exactly requiring people to understand an arcane matter of administrative law ... Clearly, there is no interest at all in the Biden Administration to promote anything as mundane as the rule of law, since his judicial appointments don’t ......

Schools to comply with Iowa’s new ‘bathroom bill’

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 23 Mar 2023
“The newly signed law ... Administrators were meeting Thursday to review the law’s requirements and preparing a form for parents of students who want accommodations in using school facilities ... “(District) administration is still working on guidelines consistent with this new law and will provide guidance to buildings as soon as possible,” he said....

U.S. strikes deal with Canada over northern border, asylum seekers

The Los Angeles Times 23 Mar 2023
The Biden administration has shifted its immigration strategy in recent months with the aim of deterring migrants from attempting to cross the southern border ... began using Title 42, a public health law, to turn back Cubans, Venezuelans, Haitians and Nicaraguans to Mexico ... immigration system is “fair and just” and that the law should stand....

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