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Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum 2023 - SOLD OUT

Join us for the 2023 Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum as we bring together the community of contentious insolvency and restructuring practitioners. Registrations are now open. 

This event has now sold out. Please email [email protected] to be added to our waiting list. 


R3 are excited to launch the 2023 Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum, taking place on the 6th of July in London.

The aim of the 1 day conference is to discuss various issues relevant to creditors and those who practice contentious insolvency and asset recovery. It will also consider contentious aspects of the restructuring process including issues arising out of cross border proceedings.

This Forum has been developed for practitioners with an interest or substantial practice in contentious aspects of insolvency and restructuring with the aim of bringing together the community of practitioners, solicitors, barristers, institutional creditors, non-performing loan funds, e-discovery specialists, investigators and litigation funders to network and hear the latest updates in the profession. 

Our Programme:

Session Time Session Title  & Description

08:30 – 09:00

30 mins

Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:30

30 mins

Welcome & keynote 


Caroline Sumner, CEO, R3 

Luke Harrison, Partner, Keidan Harrison 

Keynote speaker

I.C.C Judge Jones, Insolvency and Companies Court 

09:30 – 10:20

50 mins

Hot topics in contentious insolvency 

The panel will discuss the current hot topics in contensious insolvency including contensious restructuring plans, issues arising out of Brexit following the end of the transitionary period in the Withdrawal Agreement, claims arising from insolvent estates against auditors and innovations in litigation funding to monetise judgments in insolvency claims subject to appeal and/or enforcement. 


Kit Smith, Managing Associate, Keidan Harrison


Hayley Çapani, Legal Director, Shoosmiths

Ben Shaw KC, Barrister, Erskine Chambers

Alex Nelder, Senior Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 

David Hinrichsen, Partner, FRP Advisory 

Tibor Barna, Founding Partner, Capital Agents 

10:20 – 11:10

50 mins

Challenging issues in personal insolvency 

The panel will considering the challenges arising from formerly high net worth bankrupcies including issues arising from pensions, the recovery of european assets post Brexit and the end of the transitionary period in the withdrawal agreement, mental health and challenging IVA's. 


Christina Fitzgerald, Partner, Edwin Coe LLP


Charles Turner, Partner, Begbies Traynor 

Joseph Curl KC, Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings 

Rachel Sleeman, Barrister, Five Paper 

11:10 – 11:30 

20 mins

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:20

50 mins

Annual contentious insolvency and restructuring case-law update 

6 leading insolvency barristers will summarise 6 key cases in 10 minutes each.  


Kristina Kicks, Managing Director, Interpath Advisory


Nathan Webb, Barrister, Forum Chambers

Marcus Haywood, Barrister, South Square

Joe Wigley, Barrister, 4 Stone Buildings

Dawn McCambley, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers  

Jonathan Titmuss, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers

Rowena Page, Barrister, Maitland Chambers

12:20 – 13:50 

1 hr 30 

Networking lunch

13:50– 14:40

50 mins 

Routes to recovery: what to do if a debtor won't pay 

A case study considering the options that creditors have when a debtor won't pay. The panel will consider winding up, bankrupcy and other insolvency options as well as give guidance as to the steps creditors can take prior to commencing an action to maximise their prospects of a recovery. 


David Hinrichsen, Partner, FRP Advisory


Oliver Rule, Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP

Gemma Kaplan, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Alison Kirby, Associate Director, Manolete Partners PLC 

Kristina Kicks, Managing Director, Interpath Advisory

14:40 – 15:30 

50 mins

What creditors want: the views of the institutional creditor  

A panel of instituional creditors will share with the audience their experience as "clients" of the insolvency and restructuring profession. They say what they want as creditors, highlight where they are being well served and where improvements could be made. 


Ed Starling, Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP


Lucy Fulmer, Head of Creditor Markets Team, PwC

Negeen Arasteh, Head of Litigation, Funding Circle

Gareth Williams, Head of Credit, Land Securities 

Grant English, Deputy Head, HMRC (Insolvency)

Laural Jeffries, Credit Executive, ASH SHOE CO LTD

16:00 – 17:00

1 hr

Networking drinks reception 

Membership Type Price


£345 + VAT


£345 + VAT
Associate £345 + VAT

New Professional

£150 + VAT
Non-member £425 + VAT
A big thank you to our sponsors!


Main sponsor: Manolete Partners PLC 


Lunch sponsor: Capital Agents


Tea/coffee sponsor: Keidan Harrison LLP 


Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in our other sponsorship opportunities.

When and Where
For more information please contact
Robert Beer
Robert Beer
020 7566 4215
Nicola PogsonNicola Pogson
Senior Events Manager
0203 987 9918
Mercedes LopezMercedes Lopez
Senior Events Organiser
020 7566 4236
Lottie CondronLottie Condron
Events Organiser
020 7566 4233
Richard BroekmanRichard Broekman
Events Organiser
0203 989 8774

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