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Personal Insolvency Forum - London 2024

NATIONAL EVENT - R3 are excited to announce the launch of the Personal Insolvency Forum, taking place in London on 22 February 2024.

R3 are excited to announce the launch of the Personal Insolvency Forum, taking place in London on 22 February 2024!

This one-day forum will cover the key issues and challenges that insolvency practitioners face, providing practical insights and technical updates on the everyday challenges within personal insolvency cases. 

Book your place now!

Session Time Session Title  & Description

09:00 – 09:30

Registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome remarks

09:40 – 10:10

Insolvency Service Update


Andrew Shore, Assistant Director, Insolvency Service

10:10 – 11:00

Looking after your colleagues in stressful case situations 

The job of an Insolvency Practitioner involves dealing with individuals in sometimes desperate situations. People deal with stress in different ways but it is important to remember that your own staff need looking after when dealing with stressful situations. Whether it is a disgruntled workforce, an angry creditor or individuals faced with losing their way of life we need to be able to spot when out staff are not coping and signpost them to where they can talk or seek help. It is a not a weakness for staff to say that they need help. Equally it is strong leadership to spot where help is needed or would be appreciated.


Caroline Waran, Mental Health Trainer & Consultant, 3 Eggs Training - view bio

Nick O'Reilly, Director, MHA - view bio

11:00 - 11:20


11:20 – 12:00

Investigations skills 

This session aims to provide you with practical tips drawn from real-life experience which will assist you in designing and implanting focussed investigations.


Dominic Dumville, Partner, Mercer & Hole - view bio

12:00 – 12:45

Advertising/ethics of getting work in and how IPs promote themselves 

From having a PO Box address to getting on the OR Rota, or to paying an accountant for assistance with the Statement of Affairs, there is a long history of IPs complaining about the way in which their competitors get their work. But is it true, and do we help ourselves by making these allegations about each other?


David Holland, Chief Inspector, Insolvency Practitioners Association - view bio

Stephen Hunt, Partner, Griffins - view bio

12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch

13:45 - 14:30

Best advice to debtors 

Debtors seeking assistance from the insolvency profession come in all shapes and sizes, for a variety of reasons and from a wide range of sources.  This session will update practitioners on the latest changes to SIP 3, debt packagers fees and the FCA Consumer Duty.  Three IPs bringing with them different experiences from across the profession will then apply the concept of best advice to the wide range of situations and clients we are faced with in practice.


Julian Donnelly, Managing Director, James Rosa Associates 

Laura Prescott, CEO, Debt Movement UK - view bio

Mark Sands, Head of Insolvency, Apex Litigation Finance - view bio

14:30 – 15:10

Personal liability of directors   

This session aims to focus on the ways in which directors of insolvent companies can be liable for a range of debts whether as a result of guarantees, indemnities, overdrawn loan accounts or where they can be made personally liable for the tax debts of a company. What you need to know to understand and help properly advise directors facing personal indebtedness resulting from a variety of claims. The session will be presented by a senior IP and a tax specialist. 


Charles Turner, Partner, Opus LLP - view bio

Matt Webb, Director, Teneo - view bio

15:10 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:00

HMRC session



16:00 – 16:30

Legal update



16:30 - 17:30

Networking drinks & canapes

Membership Type Price


£200 + VAT


£200 + VAT
Associate £200 + VAT

New professional

£150 + VAT
Non-member £250 + VAT

Sponsor to be announced!

When and Where

22 February 2024

Wedlake Bell LLP, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4AY

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For more information please contact
Miya Hukins
Miya Hukins
020 7566 4229
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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