Insolvency Seminar 2023


Marriott Royal Hotel,
College Green,

15th June 2023
9am - 4:30pm

Current schedule


Claims by insolvent estates against banks, directors and other professionals relating to corporate restructurings: director’s duties and the inter-relation with s.423 (following Sequana), dishonest assistance, Quincecare (following Stanford, JP SPC4 and Philipp v Barclays) – Hugh Sims KC, Stefan Ramel (Guildhall Chambers) and Alex Wild (Harrison Clark Rickerbys)

Insolvency Service update – Paul Bannister (Head of Policy, Insolvency Service)

Section 423 claims – recent cases, implications and insights: A round up of recent cases on s.423 IA followed by a discussion of their implications. Areas of focus will also include: (1) the possibility of making orders against individuals who did not benefit from the transaction and (2) establishing the statutory avoidance purpose – Govinder Chambay (Guildhall Chambers)

Manolete Partners case updates – Charlotte May (Manolete Partners)

Restructuring plans for SMEs – exploring the advantages and disadvantages of restructuring plans under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006 in the SME context, including a consideration of the procedural requirements, ways to maximise cost-efficiency and the court’s approach to cross-crass down by reference to the recent jurisprudence (Amicus Finance, Houst, Goodbox Co Labs and Nasmyth Group) – Simon Passfield (Guildhall Chambers) and Alison Goldthorp (Charles Russell Speechlys)

And workshops on:

  • Contested bankruptcy petitions – Saisha Bacon (Guildhall Chambers)
  • Directors’ duties: Bringing and defending misfeasance claims with a focus on the creditor duty following the decision in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2022] UKSC 25 and addressing questions both answered and unanswered by the Supreme Court’s decision – James Hannant (Guildhall Chambers)
  • Freezing injunction applications by insolvency office-holders (including consideration of the Court of Appeal decision in Hunt v Ubhi [2023] EWCA Civ 417) – Richard Ascroft (Guildhall Chambers)

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