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Chaired by Stephen Allinson, this live broadcast conference with a panel of leading experts offers a comprehensive update as to the current hot topics in this fast-moving area.

Each session will provide a full opportunity for questions and answers.

Conference Agenda

This live and interactive 5 hour conference will cover the following:

10am-11am: Corporate Insolvency - What’s New?

Cristin Toman, Barrister, Enterprise Chambers

This session will offer a summary of the most significant developments in corporate insolvency law in the last 12 months.

The session will cover:

  • Winding up petitions update, including update on what restrictions remain in force due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Significant changes to legislation rules and practice directions
  • Latest case law on retail CVAs
  • Latest case law on the rule against double proof
  • Latest case law on directors' loans/remuneration

Morning Break

11:10am-12:10pm: Personal Insolvency Law - Recent Decisions & Developments

Rachel McCahill, Partner, Buckles Solicitors LLP

This session will offer an overview of the most recent and significant personal insolvency developments in the last 12 months covering:

  • Latest case law
  • Latest developments in practice and procedure
  • Mental health issues and personal insolvency

12:10pm-1:10pm: Directors in the Firing Line - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Stephen Allinson, Solicitor & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Much insolvency litigation focuses on recovering monies from directors.

This session will bring you right up to date with the latest practice in this arena, where a lot has been going on in the past eighteen months.

The session will cover:

  • Who do you think you are? - To be, or not to be (a director), that is the question
  • Directors duties and insolvency - The courts have spoken
  • Misfeasance - A popular remedy for the insolvency practitioner - some tips and tactics for running an action
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading - A remedy to be feared or a damp squib?
  • Disqualification of directors - Does the law get the balance right? What about the new Act?

Break for lunch

2-3pm: Insolvency Applications - Manolete & Other Practicalities & Pitfalls

Morwenna Macro, Barrister, Five Paper

This session will cover the procedural and evidential considerations arising from insolvency applications including:

  • The recent Manolete decision and correct forum for different types of relief
  • The relevant rules and procedural considerations
  • What needs to be evidenced and set out
  • Case examples and pitfalls to avoid

Afternoon break

3.15-4.15pm: Insolvency Mediation - What’s Happening?

Carolyn Jones, Accredited Civil Commercial and Online Mediator

Mediation is here to stay - and if anything will be playing a more leading part in how disputes are managed by the Courts in future.

The significant increase in taking mediation online has exposed more parties (lawyers, IPs, funders, and directors) to this form of dispute resolution, usually with positive results, and so anyone handling insolvency litigation is likely to encounter mediation on a more frequent basis that perhaps they might have done before.

This session will cover:

  • The fundamentals of mediation and why it works
  • Why mediation is moving to the mainstream, rather than remaining as an 'alternative' means of dispute resolution
  • Some features that might be regarded as typical of insolvency mediation
  • The types of insolvency cases for which mediation is most suitable
  • Suggestions for getting the most from an insolvency mediation opportunity

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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