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Available exclusively to members, the R3 Podcast provides insight into the key issues affecting the insolvency and restructuring profession from the people dealing with them. 

Each episode features an interview with someone from R3’s network of professionals about a key insolvency and restructuring related topic, supporting R3’s education and technical principle: ‘delivered by the profession for the profession’.

 The podcast is hosted by R3’s Technical Manager Ben Luxford (bio). Any members who would like to be a guest or want to submit ideas for future recordings can contact Ben here.

Episode 1: Litigation – Preparation and logistics
In this episode Gemma considers the logistical issues faced by office-holders and their legal advisors in complying with Pre-Action Protocols.
Episode 2: Finance Act 2020: The R3 Journey
The episode focuses on the Finance Act 2020 and R3’s journey in campaigning against the return of crown preference.
Episode 3: The Healthy and Happy Workplace
This episode focuses on what can be done to promote a healthy and happy workforce whilst also exploring the current normal ‘working from home’.
Episode 4: R3 Standard Form COVID 19 CVA Proposal
This episode is an exciting one and comes in two parts as it coincides with the launch of the ‘R3 Standard Form COVID 19 CVA Proposal.
Episode 5: An Update from Nest, the Auto-Enrolment Pension Provider
This episode is a follow up to a technical alert R3 issued in February this year. The alert provided an update on a number of proposed changes NEST, the auto enrolment pension provider, was looking to implement for the benefit of NEST and the insolvency profession.
Episode 6: Corporate Intelligence and Investigations (and the missing 10,000 sheep)
This episode has Sherlock type theme to it…Corporate Intelligence and Investigations. Host “This is a fantastic episode and I do ask members to keep listening till the end as Nick shares some interesting war stories. All I am going to say is ‘a client lost a flock of 10,000 sheep’.”
Episode 7 - LSS Group: Provider of solutions for IPs and beyond
To some the profession is in a state of calm before an expected tsunami of insolvencies. When that storm will arrive will be dependent on a number of factors, but in the meantime the profession will be preparing. This is where the LSS Group come in.
Episode 8: The value of the profession: how insolvency and restructuring supports the UK economy
This episode sees the return of R3’s very own, James Jeffreys (Head of Press, Policy and Public Affairs), who discusses the findings from R3’s Value of the Profession report - The value of the profession: how insolvency and restructuring supports the UK economy.
Special episode: International Women's Day (8 March 2022)
To mark International Women’s Day this special episode of The R3 Podcast features R3's CEO Caroline Sumner. In it, Caroline discusses a range of topics that include: her career in insolvency and restructuring, why she chose to work in the profession, life as R3’s CEO, and diversity and inclusion.
Episode 9: The Moratorium - A Corbin and King experience
In this episode Rob Harding and Benji Dymant from Teneo discuss their experiences as Joint Monitors of the Corbin and King intermediary holding companies & trading subsidiaries and how they see the process being used by IPs in the future.
Episode 10: Good Box or Bad Box
In this episode, Jeremy Frost of The Frost Group discusses the administration of Goodbox Co Labs Limited and in particular, the ground-breaking precedent for creditor - led Restructuring Plans and the necessity of company consent for a plan.
Episode 11: is here to stay.
In this episode Tony Walker and Gareth Limb discuss anti-money laundering obligations and post appointment transactions for insolvency professionals.
Episode 12: Myths and Legends with HMRC
In this episode, I talk to R3’s HMRC Liaison Officer, Lee Bruce, about some common misconceptions about HMRC and its role in insolvency to foster a stronger relationship between HMRC and insolvency professionals. The episode also showcases the valuable work that Lee Bruce and her team within HMRC are doing on behalf of the profession.
Ben LuxfordBen Luxford
Head of Technical
020 7566 4218
Moira FitzpatrickMoira Fitzpatrick
Technical Manager
020 7566 4210

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