Guildhall Insolvency Seminar 2015 (Birmingham)


Thursday 5th February 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham

The Guildhall Insolvency Team is pleased to invite you to our annual seminar at The Radisson Blu hotel in Birmingham on Thursday 5th February 2015.

Our seminar will include an update on litigation funding in insolvency proceedings and updates in respect of recent developments in corporate, personal and cross-border insolvency. In addition, delegates will hear talks on the knotty issue of pensions in a bankruptcy context and on the Supreme Court’s decision in Nortel on the topic of contingent debts which is relevant to all areas of insolvency. The programme includes presentations from the members of the team and is a date not to be missed!


The conference is accredited with 2 CPD points (Law Society reference BAI/GUCH).


Normal delegate rate: £50.00 (+VAT) per delegate.

Group discount rate of 25% (for 2 or more bookings from the same firm): £37.50 + VAT per delegate.


16.00: Registration

16.30: Welcome

16.35: An Insolvency Miscellany – Chris Brockman, Guildhall Chambers

  • Sanctions: where are we now?
  • Update on funding legal actions
  • News from Europe and Offshore (Stefan Ramel)

16.55: Personal & Corporate Insolvency Update – Holly Doyle & James Hannant, Guildhall Chambers

17.20: Tea & Coffee Break

17.35: Income Payment Orders & Pensions – Simon Passfield, Guildhall Chambers

  • Impact of bankruptcy on pension rights
  • Developments post-Raithatha
  • The impact of Horton v Henry • Proposed reforms

18.00: Contingencies post Nortel in the Supreme Court – Hugh Sims QC & Stefan Ramel, Guildhall Chambers

  • rr. 12.3 and 13.12 Insolvency Rules 1986
  • Nortel Networks (UK) Limited [2013] UKSC 52
  • Analysing the impact of Nortel • Examples of contingent liabilities

18.25: Q&A

18:40: Drinks & Canapes


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 and all other refreshments.

Booking Terms
Please send a cheque with your form or 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 2 CPD points (Law Society reference BAI/GUCH). 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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