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Northern Forum 2022

ONE DAY FORUM - Join us for the Northern Forum 2022 as we explore the big issues facing the profession and the northern economy.

Outline:

At long last, we are pleased to announce the return of the Northern Forum, hosted at the stunning Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham.

Join us as we explore the big issues facing the profession and the northern economy. Our expert speakers will cover topics including bounce back loans, money laundering, and insolvency within the property, sports and energy sectors.

Given the profession’s important role in dealing with financial distress and economic fallout,  this will provide a great opportunity to discuss and debate the new challenges facing northern businesses as we emerge from the impact of these last few years.

The Northern Forum will provide plenty of opportunity to renew past acquaintances and/or make new connections within a packed day of topical sessions.

For those interested, we are delighted to include opportunities to join colleagues for a round of golf on The Cathedral Course on Tuesday 12 July before the Gala Dinner.

We are also exploring opportunites for colleagues who are interested to visit the spa, more information shortly.

Thanks to our Sponsor: 

Gordon Brothers         Vigilance
Main Sponsor         Drinks and Gala Dinner Sponsor

Golf

The golf will take place at the Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, we will be welcoming up to 40 colleagues to this prestigious club and offering a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to join us to experience golf at its best. 

It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. There is limited capacity at the venue – so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Please note this has an additional price to the Northern Forum ticket.

Gala Dinner

Included within the Northern Forum ticket, the gala dinner will be hosted on Tuesday 12 July. It will be a delightful night with a welcome drinks reception followed by a full three-course dinner.

It has been too long since we were last together, and we are pleased to offer the opportunity to meet again and network with previous and new colleagues.

Dress comfortable for dinner with a smart casual look.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Schedule:

10:30 Golfers Welcome and Bacon Butties
11:30 First Tee-off
From 16:00 Accommodation Rooms available for check-in
19:00 - late Welcome Drinks and Gala dinner

 

Thanks to our Sponsors: 

Gordon Brothers         Vigilance
Main Sponsor         Drinks and Gala Dinner Sponsor
Session Time Session Title  & Description
09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and Opening of Northern Forum

Opening of the Forum and word of R3 CEO / R3 Vice-President / R3 Northeast Chair

Speakers

Christopher Ferguson, Head of Recovery & Insolvency, RMT, R3 Northeast Chair - view bio
Nicky Fisher, R3 Vice-President, Herron Fisher - view bio
Caroline Sumner, R3 CEO - view bio

09:50 – 10:20

Bounceback Loans and Covid Fraud  - a view and update from the Insolvency Service 

The approach of the Insolvency Service working with wider Government to the misuse and recovery of BBLs and other Covid schemes.

Speakers

Claire Entwistle, FCPFA, Assistant Director Investigations and Enforcement North – The Insolvency Service - view bio

Chair: Caroline Sumner, R3 CEO - view bio

10:20 – 10:50

The Energy Sector – lessons learned and how these might be applied to other matters

Matt and Allan have been involved in 8 of the energy sector failures and whilst some of the issues are very sector specific, it is clear that some of the matters raised have wider applications beyond the energy sector. They have presented several times on the sector specific issues, it will be worth discussing some of the wider points to provide a greater context.

Speakers

Matt Higgins, Partner, Newcastle office, FRP Advisory - view bio

Allan Kelly, Partner, Newcastle office, FRP Advisory - view bio

Chair: Christopher Ferguson, Head of Recovery & Insolvency, RMT, R3 Northeast Chair - view bio

10:50 – 11:15

Morning break

11:20 – 12:00

A General AML update

The AML hot topic, this session will provide a general AML update with Rachel Lai, followed via David's regulator perspective. A joint session not to be missed!

Speakers

David Holland, Senior Monitoring Manager, Insolvency Practitioners Association - view bio

Rachel Lai, Director, Menzies LLP - view bio

Chair: Caroline SumnerR3 CEO - view bio

12:00 – 12:30

Bank of England Economic Update

Gareth will give an economic overview from the Bank of England, covering current conditions and outlook.

Speakers

Gareth Harrison, BoE, Deputy agent, North East, Bank of England - view bio

Chair: Christopher FergusonHead of Recovery & Insolvency, RMT, R3 Northeast Chair - view bio

12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 13:40

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the exciting afternoon sessions

Christopher FergusonHead of Recovery & Insolvency, RMT, R3 Northeast Chair - view bio

13:40 – 14:10 

Insolvency litigation – a case update

An overview of recent insolvency decisions, covering cases from directors duties and loan accounts to dishonest assistance and adjudications.

Speakers

Alexandra Withers, Associate Director for the North-East, Manolete Partners - view bio

Andrew Cawkwell, Associate Director for the North-East, Manolete Partners - view bio

Chair: Allan CadmanPartner, Poppleton & Appleby, R3 Northwest Chair - view bio

14:10 – 14:50

Commercial property and Covid -will the patient ever recover?

Bill Hanbury will consider the options open to commercial landlords who have faced unprecedented levels of arrears. He will consider the government’s new scheme for commercial rent arrears recovery in the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022, whether guarantees are worth the paper they’re written on and How far the challenges to CVAs have got for the higher courts. He will also consider other issues relevant to commercial landlords and their advisors.

Speakers

William Hanbury, Barrister, Exchange Chambersview bio

Chair: Eleanor Temple, Barrister, Kings Chambers - view bio

14:50 – 15:10 Afternoon break

15:10 – 16:00

The Administration of Wigan Athletic AFC

A review of when in 2021 Paul was appointed administrator to Wigan Athletic AFC which he traded and sold despite the club's income being decimated by the pandemic.

Speakers

Paul Stanley, NW Regional Managing Partner, Begbies Traynor - view bio

Chair: Allan CadmanPartner, Poppleton & Appleby, R3 Northwest Chair - view bio

16:00 – 16:15

Closing of The Northern Forum

Brilliant day close by our Northern Regional chairs

Speakers

Christopher Ferguson, Head of Recovery & Insolvency, RMT, R3 Northeast Chair - view bio
Allan Cadman, Partner, Poppleton & Appleby, R3 Northwest Chair - view bio
Eleanor Temple, Barrister, Kings Chambers, R3 Yorkshire Chair - view bio


Individual Tickets Price
R3 Member Northern Forum Ticket (Forum and Gala dinner) Individual Ticket  £335 +VAT
Non Member Northern Forum Ticket (Forum and Gala dinner) Individual Ticket  £395 + VAT

Accommodation - Ramside Hall Hotel - Tues 12 July

£125 +VAT
Golf ticket - Tues 12 July £54 +VAT

A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors

Gordon Brothers                   Vigilance              
Gordon Brothers                   Vigilance              
Main Sponsor                   Drinks and Gala Dinner Sponsor              
                                   
When and Where

12 - 13 July 2022

Ramside Hall Hotel, Ramside Hall, Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

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For more information please contact
Mercedes Lopez
Mercedes Lopez
020 7566 4236
Michael SmithMichael Smith
Events Manager
020 7566 4210
Mercedes LopezMercedes Lopez
Events Organiser
020 7566 4236
Laura PiuLaura Piu
Events Organiser
020 7566 4212
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