This year's programme provides practical insights and updates from leading speakers on the developments and key issues for smaller practices within the profession including: regulation, the latest legal updates, best practice, and the wider economy. More details coming soon…

Confirmed highlights include:

Insolvency Service update

Dean Beale, CEO of the Insolvency Service, will talk about the latest developments in regulation, insolvency policy and the agency’s Five-Year Strategy.

Dean Beale

Chief Executive Officer and Inspector General,
The Insolvency Service

HMRC and Insolvency Practitioners – our journey to the future

HMRC has a vision that by 2030, paying tax and customs – and being compliant from the outset – will be simple and frictionless for everyone. There’s lots to do in 7 years to make that vision a reality; the need to improve HMRC’s digital tools is at the top of the list. HMRC are embarking on an ambitious programme of digitalisation.

Insolvency Practitioners and HMRC have worked hard to build a better relationship in recent years, but there is work to do to make sure we’re all ready for the future.

Myrtle Lloyd

Director General of Customer Services,
His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Best practice and beyond: insights into insolvency regulatory compliance with the ICAEW and IPA

Regulatory round up from the IPA and ICAEW monitoring teams on what you need to know to avoid regulatory pitfalls.

Allison Broad

Senior Manager,

David Holland

Chief Inspector,
Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)

The Role of the Bank of England & the UK Economic Outlook

Graeme will explain how the Bank seeks to maintain monetary and financial stability, focussing on the Bank's latest economic forecast and how that relates to the interest rate decisions of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Graeme Chaplin

Bank of England Agent for the West Midlands and Oxfordshire Agency,
Bank of England

Supporting your mental health

We know that good work is good for our mental health, but challenges with mental health are very common and often linked to stressful working practices. In this session, Louise Newby will explain the signs and symptoms of some common mental health conditions to help individuals spot warning signs in themselves and others. She'll also explore some strategies that can be used in the workplace to support mental health before it develops into something that prevents people thriving at work.

Louise Newby

Head of Learning,
Three Eggs

R3 technical update

A briefing on the key issues R3’s technical team has been working on for members so far this year, together with some key reminders.

Ben Luxford

Head of Technical,

Legal case reviews

Topical legal updates and what they mean for insolvency and restructuring professionals.

The state of the economy

With business under pressure from all directions - high inflation, increasing interest rates, a fragile global economy – an update on trends and the economic outlook.

Plus - Practical workshop sessions

anti-money laundering issues

This is NOT your annual AML training, or a routine update on red flags. Bill has raided Compliance On Call’s back catalogue for some of the practical AML issues that they have seen, providing commentary on the main problems and how they were addressed. Bill cannot help including the odd statutory reference, but the main focus will be on how to deal with real-world AML headaches.

Bill Burch

Compliance on Call Ltd

Redundancy Payments Service update for IPs on assessing directors claims as employees for redundancy payments

This workshop will explore the Redundancy Payments Services’ approach to ensuring that it is only directors who hold employee status that can claim from the National Insurance Fund for redundancy and related payments in the event their employer enters a formal insolvency process. The workshop will look at the volume of director claims RPS receives and will help you understand the approach taken when assessing these claims. We will also be looking at some of the challenges to this approach and outcomes from recent employment tribunals.

Justin Dionne

Chief Technical Officer, Chief Executive’s Office,
The Insolvency Service

An insight into conducting investigations and navigating Russian sanctions from a forensic accounting and insolvency perspective

Nicholas and Allister discuss the recent case of Petropavlovsk PLC (in administration). Including a summary of forensic accounting and the benefits of utilising forensics with insolvency matters, and an insight into some of the challenges faced by the insolvency and restructuring professionals in administering Russian assets and adhering to the relevant sanctions regimes.

Allister Manson

Partner, Head of Technology,
Opus Business Advisory Group

Nicholas Parton

Partner, Head of Forensic Accounting,
Opus Business Advisory Group

Networking and social opportunities
Over the three days there will be plenty of opportunities to renew past acquaintances and make new connections with colleagues from across the smaller practice community, highlights include:


Recognised as a world class course having hosted the Ryder Cup four times, the Brabazon course offers golfers an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends.

Welcome reception
We are pleased to host all colleagues arriving at the Belfry for a welcome reception where you will be able to meet and networking with colleagues while enjoying welcome drinks and informal dinner.

Sponsored by:

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Gala dinner
We will welcome all colleagues to our drinks reception and celebratory dinner.

Sponsored by:

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