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Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum 2024

NATIONAL EVENT - Join us for the 2024 Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum, as we bring together the community of contentious insolvency and restructuring practitioners. Registrations open now!

R3 are excited to launch the 2024 Contentious Insolvency and Creditors Forum, taking place on the 4th 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.  

The 2024 programme includes sessions on: 

  • Welcome & keynote (Zacaroli J)
  • TUVs/s.423 claims in light of Invest Bank v El Husseini
  • Handling conflicts and dealing with creditor concerns
  • Evidence gathering
  • Annual contentious insolvency and restructuring case-law update (Barrister debate)
  • Big collapses and the claims arising from them
  • Presentation from investigative journalist (Owen Walker, FT)

Further information on the programme and timings can be found on the schedule tab.

Book your place now!


Thank you to our main sponsor:

Session Time Session Title  & Description

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and welcome

09:05 - 09:35



The Hon. Mr. Justice Zacaroli

09:35 - 10:25

TUVs/s.423 claims in light of Invest Bank v El Husseini

The session will consider the powerful remedy of Transfers at Undervalue for those seeking to unwind transactions. The panel will assess how best to formulate, evidence and plead a Transfer at Undervalue claim in light of the recent El Husseini v Invest Bank decisions.


Hugo Marshall, Investment Manager, LCM Finance - view bio

Kit Smith, Managing Associate, Keidan Harrison - view bio

Prashan Patel, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP - view bio

Sri Carmichael, Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers - view bio

10:25 - 11:15

Handling conflicts and dealing with creditor concerns

Discussing issues around creditors concerns about IPs executing their duties, practical application of issues arising from Ve Vegas and how to handle challenges around conflicts. 


David Mohyuddin KC, Kings Counsel, Radcliffe Chambers - view bio

David Standish, Managing Director, Interpath Advisory - view bio

11:15 - 11:35


11:35 - 12:25

Gathering evidence & building claims in insolvency

Insights from a panel of experts across the asset recovery industry on what to consider when gathering the building blocks for successful claims.


Alison Kirby, Associate Director, Manolete Partners - view bio

David Johnson, Senior Associate, PCB Byrne - view bio

Jake Beake, Partner, Begbies Traynor - view bio

Jessica Thorpe, Director, Dentons Global Advisors - view bio

Laura Dymott, Partner, FRP Advisory - view bio

12:25 - 13:50

Networking lunch

13:50 - 14:40

Annual contentious insolvency and restructuring case-law update

Counsel to outline the most important contentious insolvency (or creditor related) decision of the past 12 months (in their view) – with the key takeaway from the case.


Darragh Connell, Barrister, Maitland Chambers - view bio

Jessica Powers, Barrister, New Square Chambers - view bio

Joseph Wigley, Barrister, 4 Stone Buildings - view bio 

Kavan Gunaratna, Barrister, Enterprise Chambers - view bio

Louis Doyle KC, Kings Counsel, Kings Chambers - view bio

Rob Hammond, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers - view bio

14:40 - 15:30 

Big collapses and the claims arising from them

Specialist commentary on large collapses over the past decade.


Ayse Yazir, Global Head of Origination, Bench Walk Advisors - view bio

Luke Harrison, Partner & Solicitor Advocate, Keidan Harrison - view bio

Mike Stubbs, Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP - view bio

15:30 - 16:00 


16:00 - 16:50

Presentation from investigative journalist

Interview with Owen Walker, the award winning investigative journalist and author behind the book “Built on a Lie” exploring the rise and fall of Woodford Asset Management.


Owen Walker, European Banking Correspondent, The Financial Times - view bio

16:50 - 18:00

Networking drinks reception

Membership Type Price


£345 + VAT


£345 + VAT
Associate £345 + VAT

New professional

£150 + VAT
Non-member £425 + VAT

Hear from previous attendees:

"Broad range of topics were covered by a broad range of speakers. It was good to have a mix of IPs, solicitors, barristers, and creditors so that different perspectives on the issues could be given."

"Excellent networking"

"Great chance to hear from such a diverse panel on such a wide range of issues"

"Excellent range of speakers"

"Good variety and relevance of sessions" 

"Great, focused networking opportunity"

A big thanks to our sponsors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 Main sponsor:
 Session sponsor - Interview with Owen Walker:
 Howes Percival    
 Manolete Partners Plc    Keidan Harrison LLP




When and Where

4 July 2024

No.11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

Book Now

For more information please contact
R3 Training Academy Team
R3 Training Academy Team
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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