Alfred Weiss

Call 2006

“His cross-examination is excellent – he cut the claimant’s case off at the knees. He is also very reassuring with clients.”

Chambers and Partners 2021
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Public Access (Winding-Up Petitions)

If you are owed £750 or more by a company and are able to prove that the company cannot pay you, you may be able to apply to a court to close or ‘wind-up’ the company. Alfred can advise you on the process of issuing a winding-up petition and represent you at the court hearing.

If you own or are employed by a company which has had a winding-up petition issued against it, Alfred can also advise you on the process of defending it and can represent you at the court hearing.


Timescales may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the need for additional documents and court waiting times. However, as a guide the courts tend to have a hearing date eight to ten weeks after a winding-up petition is issued.


Fees are estimated on an hourly rate which for Mr Weiss is £250+ vat.

Stage of case and hourly rates (estimates)

  • Advice on issuing or defending winding-up petition: £500 – £750, approximately 2-3 hours
  • Assistance with completion of forms and all necessary steps to take: £500 – £750, approximately 2-3 hours
  • Preparation for and attendance at court hearing: £750 – £1,000, approximately 3-4 hours

All information is correct as of 01/01/2020 but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fixed fee estimate, please contact Alfred’s clerks.