Going into receivership is a sad business. Reading about it, one feels guilty over the least chuckle - even when it concerns the downfall of companies with fate-tempting names such as Secure for Life Limited or Business as Usual Limited. But for receivers, business is business (and, let's face it, it's a better business than many these days). If you are in that business and getting more of it, you have to flaunt it. Take the case of Leonard Curtis, the UK's largest independent firm of chartered accountants and insolvency experts, with offices in London, Brighton, Liverpool and Manchester. A recent press release issued on their behalf heralded their participation as joint administrators/receivers for Milroy's, wine and spirit merchants of Soho. And the heading? 'Milroy's whisky club - time called'. Ouch.
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