Posting this mainly for the benefit of any other freelances who are trying to find out information about what to do regarding unpaid invoices following Highbury House going into receivership on January 20th.
Rob Buckley has been doing some excellent detective work and has information about the sale of various titles as well as contact addresses and phone numbers for the receivers.
The National Union of Journalists have also published details of how to submit a claim.
The titles that I wrote regular articles for, “Web Designer” and “Web Developer” appear to have been bought by Imagine Publishing and whether they will continue the titles I don’t know for sure however this thread on the magazine forum seems to indicate that they may well – if true some good news for subscribers to the magazines.
To be honest it doesn’t look too hopeful that freelance writers with outstanding payments will get anything for our work as we will be at the end of a long line of people with claims, however it’s probably worth checking as there has been mention of some money for those with work commissioned and completed since mid December.
Best wishes to all of the ex-Highbury crowd. I hope that, if the magazines do continue, there will be jobs created for those full-time employees finding themselves suddenly out of work at this point.