Debt Recovery & Enforcement 2018 Conference
With cash flow becoming ever more important in these uncertain economic times, this will be an essential conference for all who advise and work in this important area. It will look at the whole recovery process from beginning to end and concentrate throughout on the practical application of the law to benefit clients and improve collection results.
From dealing with debtors who can't or won't pay to the new data protection regime created by GDPR, this conference, chaired by an acknowledged expert in this field, Stephen Allinson, will focus on the most important topical issues in the world of debt recovery and enforcement.
This conference will cover the following topics:
9.30am - 10.15am: The New Pre Action Protocol
Steve Allinson (Chair)
It was all change on 1st October 2017 in the debt recovery world. This session will look at the protocol and provide practical advice around it.
- Analysing the detailed provisions - have you picked everything up?
- Tips and tactics to ensure you protect your creditor client
- Looking at the Protocol as part of the Credit Control process overall
10.15am - 11.00am: Can't Pay or Won't Pay? - How to Prioritise Debtors
Nick Pike, Pinsent Masons
This session examines the strategies for the collection of reluctant payers, reviews the reasons given for non-payment and how to deal with them. Topics covered include:
- The plea of poverty
- Information gathering
- 'Paying you will be a preference'
- Negotiating tactics
- Payments in instalments?
- Assessing risk
11.15am - 12.00pm: The Latest on GDPR & Debt Collection
Robert Bond, Bristows
This session will explore the impact of the GDPR on debt collection and will cover the following:
- Controller or Processor? Roles and responsibilities
- Managing data subject rights
- Implementing policies and training
12.00pm - 12.45pm: Consumer & Commercial Enforcement
Karen Savage, Shoosmiths
This session will compare and contrast consumer and commercial enforcement matters cases starting with a summary of enforcement and also:
- Consumer - regulated and unregulated
- Commercial debtors
12.45pm - 1.00pm: Questions on Morning Session
2.00pm - 2.50pm: Enforcement of Foreign Debts post Brexit
Paula Swain, Shoosmiths
This session will explore the current regime for England & Wales relating to the enforcement of foreign debts post-Brexit.
- Current regime for England & Wales
- Post Brexit Horizon Gazing:
- Hague Convention
- Bilateral Convention
2.50pm - 3.40pm: Execution against Goods
Michael Jackson, Marston Group
There have been a number of changes to the enforcement world. This session will explore what some of those changes along with how enforcement has been effected in both positive and negative ways, enforcement in general around what HCEO's can and can't do along with the fees that may be charged:
- What is a High Court Enforcement Officer, and what can they enforce
- How should I choose a HCEO?
- How do I issue a High Court Writ of Control?
- What happens once a writ of control is issued?
- The positive impacts of the regulations
- What fees are payable and who pays?
- What standards do all enforcement agents operate to?
3.55pm - 4.45pm: Insolvency as a Debt Collection Tool
With the ever increasing costs of utilising conventional court proceedings for debt recovery, creditors are turning to insolvency procedures as an alternative. The final session in this conference will examine this area.
- Risks and Rewards - making the right decision for your client
- Practice and Procedure - getting it right!
- The latest case law on disputed debts and insolvency
- Post Insolvency Recovery - an option or a dead duck?
4.45pm - Close: Questions & Answers
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