Guildhall Insolvency @ The Watershed – 14th May 2015


Thursday 14th May 2015

The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Bristol

The Guildhall Insolvency Team are delighted to announce they will be hosting their annual full-day seminar in Bristol on Thursday 14th May at The Watershed in Bristol.

The seminar will look at key developments in corporate and personal insolvency law, including SWAPS and compensation within the insolvency context, the new costs regime, administration and other current insolvency topics.

Don’t miss out on the definitive annual conference tailored for corporate and personal insolvency lawyers, IPs and other insolvency professionals. Save the date in your diary now!

To book your place, please complete the form below and an invoice will be sent to you in due course.


9.30 Welcome – Chairman Chief Registrar Baister

09.35 SWAPS and LIBOR manipulation, what IP’s and their advisors need to know
Stephen Davies QC and John Virgo, Guildhall Chambers

  • The IRHP Review and establishing the claim
  • Set-off and security issues
  • Mechanisms for enforcement
  • LIBOR manipulation

10.35 IP’s remuneration in the news (again). All change in October 2015?
Andy Beckingham, Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group and Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers

  • Highlights of the Kempson Review and the Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2015, SI 2015/44
  • A case study assessing the impact of the October 2015 changes on remuneration

11.10 Tea and Coffee break

11.40 Administration – What’s up?
Catherine Burton, DLA Piper UK LLP and Jeremy Bamford, Guildhall Chambers

Developments in administration law and practice including:

  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
  • Revised SIP 16
  • Solvent waterfalls, collective redundancies, rolling over fixed charge, brilliant remuneration, blue monkeys and much more …

12.20 Extreme Remedies and practical examples:
David Pike, KPMG and Chris Brockman, Guildhall Chambers

  • Search and seizure orders
  • Arrest warrants
  • Provisional liquidations and interim receivers
  • Use of information obtained

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Corporate and Personal case update: practical considerations to be drawn from some recent decisions:
Holly Doyle and James Hannant, Guildhall Chambers

14.40 Conflict, confusion and Lamborghinis: Bankruptcy and Pensions:
Matt Wiltshire, Niche Chartered Financial Planners and Simon Passfield, Guildhall Chambers

  • The recent pension reforms
  • Impact of bankruptcy on pension rights
  • Developments on post-Raithatha
  • The impact of Horton v Henry
15.20 Tea and Coffee break

15.40 Richard Ascroft, Guildhall Chambers

16.25 Sporting Insolvencies:
Henry Shinners, Smith & WIlliamson, Laura Edwards, Mishcon de Reya and Hugh Sims QC, Guildhall Chambers

  • The weird and wonderful world of sports insolvencies
  • Caterham F1 – trials and tribulations – legal and practical problems
  • Sports trivia & insolvencies

17.15 Drinks reception


The conference is accredited with 5.5 CPD points (CPD Provider No: 1383).


Normal delegate rate: £250.00 + VAT per delegate

Group 20% discount rate (for 2 or more bookings from the same firm): £200.00 + VAT per delegate


Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to vary the content, timetable, location or speakers; or to cancel the seminar totally in which case we will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of Guildhall Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material or presentation given at or in connection with the event. Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place. The fee for this seminar includes a comprehensive conference folder, lunch and all other refreshments.

Booking Terms
Please wait to be invoiced. A VAT invoice will be sent to you on receipt of your booking form/details. All invoices for this seminar must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. Cheques are made payable to Guildhall Chambers. Unfortunately we are unable to take online payments at this time.

Confirmation Of Registration
If you have not received confirmation of your registration one week before the conference, please telephone 0117 930 9000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute Delegates
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0117 930 9000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

Provided notice is received at least 48 hours before the seminar, the seminar fee will be refunded less a £20 (+VAT) administration charge.

CPD Accreditation
Under the Law Society’s CPD scheme and the Bar Council’s New and Established Practitioners’ Programme the conference is accredited with 5.5 CPD points (CPD Provider No: 1383). The seminar will also contribute to CPD requirements under the terms of the ICAEW’s CPD policy.

If you have any questions about the seminar, or any other Guildhall Chambers events, please contact the Marketing Team on 0117 930 9000 or [email protected].

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