ILA Associates’ Network

About the Network

The ILA Associates’ Network (the Network) was launched in 2010 in order to promote the benefits of associate membership of the ILA. The Network is open to junior barristers, solicitors and in-house counsel who are active in this fast-developing practice area and provides an ideal forum for associate members to build their contacts across the industry. It is the only forum of its kind dedicated exclusively to junior lawyers in the restructuring and insolvency profession. You can read more about our membership here.


The Associates’ Network committee arrange seminars and events that are open to all junior practitioners whether or not they are members of the ILA.

The most recent event was a seminar, which examined the Virgin Active restructuring plan, analysed the lessons learned, and considered the future of contested restructuring plans.

The next event will take place in summer 2023

Information relating to future events and initiatives organised by the Network will be posted on this website.

ILA Associate membership:

  • keeps you up to date with all significant insolvency and restructuring law developments and delivers commentary from some of the best practitioners in the market straight to your inbox via our regular emailed technical bulletins and longer themed bulletins;
  • provides you with access to our website archive of over 500 technical bulletins and themed bulletins;
  • provides you with access to the network of ILA members across the UK and overseas;
  • gives you an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other ILA members and colleagues at our events including the prestigious Annual Dinner and Lecture in November, and our unrivalled Annual Conference in March.

The Committee

Matthew Abraham ( - Chair

Maria Staiano-Kolaitis (

Lewis Cymbal (

Mairi Innes (

David Bor (

Jai Mudhar (

Lara Panahy (

Luke Armitage (

Please contact Matthew Abraham if you have any questions about the Network or if you have any suggestions for the content of future networking and technical events.

Recent Bulletins

A key service provided by the ILA is the provision of bulletins keeping its membership up-to-date with the latest developments in insolvency law.

Below are a selection of recent topics covered:

  • Tradition Financial Services - scope of s213 IA 1986 and effect of s1032(1) CA 2006 deeming provision
  • Khilji – s283A(5) IA 1986: “inform” and “becomes aware of” bankrupt’s interest
  • BTI v Sequana – creditor duty in the Supreme Court