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2021 SPG Forum

ON DEMAND SPG FORUM - The 2021 SPG Forum is now available to purchase On Demand - Coming Together to Shape the Profession of the Future.

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Outline:

The 2021 SPG Forum returns for the second year in a virtual format, making it more accessible and open to all small to medium practitioners across the UK.

We had case study workshops with SPG-specific topics and you’ll have the opportunity to watch this content which can now all be purchased and viewed on-demand.

On Demand tickets purchased will give you access to all Live Recordings and On Demand Sessions until 31 January 2022. 

A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPG FORUM SPONSORS: 

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Session Title  & Description

Welcome to the 2021 SPG Forum / Keynote: The Future of the Economy

A welcome to R3's 2021 SPG Forum with Simeon Gilchrist followed by a keynote session with Trevor Williams, which help us understand the direction of travel of the UK and global economy.

Speakers

Antoniya Mercer, Chair, Associate, TLT LLP

Simeon Gilchrist, Chair, Partner | Restructuring & Insolvency, Edwin Coe LLP

Trevor Williams, Keynote Speaker, Economist, TW Consultancy 

A Year Of Challenge 

A session in which representatives of the RPBs look at the lessons learned from the past year and the way to improve our practices in the year ahead.

Speakers

Caroline Sumner, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, R3 - Association of Business Recovery

Allison Broad, Senior Manager, ICAEW

David Holland, Chief Inspector, IPA 

 

What Kept the Lawyers Busy

The key legal developments affecting personal and corporate insolvency and restructuring and directors disqualifications.

Speakers

Antoniya Mercer, Chair, Associate, TLT LLP

ICC Judge Catherine Burton, Judge, ICC

James Fagan, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers

Lauren Kreamer, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers 

It’s a Two-Way Street

Day 2 opening remarks by Chris Herron, followed by a session in where we will hear HMRC’s update on its Section 455 write off initiative, along with a brief summary of where the initiative sits within the Department’s wider compliance and customer service work.

Speakers

Chris Herron, Chair, Partner, Herron Fisher

Craig Dickson, CT Inspector in the Technical and Specialist team HMRC 

Insolvency Service – A Policy Update

In this session we will hear from the Insolvency Service of the Secretary of State’s current plans for a single regulator, the outcome of the consultation on the operation of the insolvency rules, on creditor engagement and the idea to introduce a de minimis fee for IP appointments, update on the uptake of the new restructuring tools and the trends in the disqualification vetting process.

Speakers

Caroline Sumner, Chief Executive Officer, R3 - Association of Business Recovery

Paul Bannister, Head of Policy, The Insolvency Service 

Part 26A for SMEs: What You Need to Consider

The reported cases so far on Part 26A have all been in relation to large companies. How can those cases be applied to SME’s? How would the procedure work? The session will involve the discussion of an example case where the Part 26A could be used for an SME to seek to rescue the company and avoid a formal insolvency procedure.

Speakers

James Jeffreys, Chair, Head of Press, Policy and Public Affairs, R3 - Association of Business Recovery
Alison Goldthorp, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Mark Phillips QC, South Square

FCA Guidance for Insolvency Practitioners on How to Approach Insolvencies of Regulated Firms

The FCA will discuss their guidance to insolvency practitioners (IPs) appointed or looking to be appointed over regulated firms (FG21/4). The session will focus on key areas that IPs should consider and common issues in previous firm failures.

Speakers

Simeon Gilchrist, Chair, Partner | Restructuring & Insolvency, Edwin Coe LLP

Jim Feasby, Head of Resolution Strategy, Operations and CASS, Financial Conduct Authority

Jane Moore, Head of the Resolution Department, Financial Conduct Authority

The Finance Industry’s Engagement with the Profession

A panel session with representatives of the finance industry discussing their experiences of the pandemic, the recovery and new trends in the market place.

Speakers

Antoniya Mercer Chair, Associate, TLT LLP

Tom Weedall, Co-founder / MD, Blazehill Capital

Richard Harrison, Partner, Endless

Dan Burton, Executive Director, Cynergy Bank

Workshop: Lessons learned – Real Estate insolvency

Interactive workshop in which we take a look at the issues involved in the insolvency of a real estate business.

Speakers

Miles Hacking, Facilitator, Managing Associate, Freeths

Chris Herron, Partner, Herron Fisher

Steve Broom,  Managing Director, AHR Finance 

Workshop: Lessons Learned: Insolvency Litigation

An interactive workshop in which we dissect the investigation and prosecution of claims in insolvent estates.

Speakers

Philippa Lai, Facilitator, Associate, JMW Solicitors LLP

James Hopkirk, Director of Restructuring, Kreston Reeves

Aileen McErlean, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers

Neil Stewart, Associate Director, Manolete Partner plc

James Pickering QC, Barrister, Deputy High Court Judge, Head of Chambers, Enterprise Chambers 

Workshop: Lessons Learned: Restructuring

An interactive workshop in which we look at the options for a hospitality business dealing with the challenges of the pandemic. 

Speakers

Antoniya Mercer, Associate, TLT LLP

Brad Pomfret, Barrister, 23 Essex Street

Session Title  & Description

An insight into R3’s Back to Business Campaign

In this session, R3’s Press, Policy and Public Affairs team will set out everything you need to know about the ‘Back to Business’ campaign and how R3 is using it to highlight the positive role the profession has to play in supporting post-pandemic business rescue – as well as how the campaign promotes the need for directors to seek early advice. 

Speakers

James Jeffreys, Head of Press, Policy and Public Affairs, R3

How the R3 Training Academy support the SPG Community

This is an informative and exciting session on how members of the SPG Community can find ways to grow and develop throughout their careers

Speakers

Robert Beer, Head of Training, R3 - Association of Business Recovery

Sam Fenwick

Amit Khosa

Nick O'Reilly, COO, Manolete Partners PLC

Insolvency Statistics

This is an informative and exciting session on how members of the SPG Community can find ways to grow and develop throughout their careers

Speakers

Nick O'Reilly, COO, Manolete Partners PLC

NEST - Update from the Auto Enrolment Pension Provider

A presentation about its insolvency processes, the recent changes to those processes and its future plans to further improve their service to the insolvency profession.

Speakers

Jon Hale, Head of Technical Account Management, NEST Pensions

SPG Technical Update 2021

An overview of some of the key technical areas 2021 has given the profession – there have been a few!

Speakers

Ben Luxford, R3 - Association of Business Recovery

Tax Aspects of Liquidations, TAAR, and Misuse of COVID Funds

This is an informative and exciting session on how members of the SPG Community can find ways to grow and develop throughout their careers

Speakers

Michael Steed, BPP

The impact of Brexit on the EU Insolvency Regulation and help from INSOL International Co-operation - finding an IP overseas

An important session on the impact of Brexit on EU Insolvency and how to navigate the changes. This session also concentrates on INSOL International Co-operation on how to find an IP overseas.

Speakers

Robert Paterson, Partner, Wedlake Bell LLP 

Peter Sargent, Director / Consultant INSOL - Quantuma

All tickets purchased will give you access to all Live Recordings and On Demand Sessions until 31 January 2022.

Individual Tickets Price
R3 Member Individual Ticket  £100 +VAT
Non Member Individual Ticket £160 + VAT

A Big Thanks to Our SPG Sponsors

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