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 that are open to all junior practitioners whether or not they are members of the ILA.

The most recent webinar  “The Recognition of insolvency proceedings and restructuring tools post-BREXIT: a view from the UK, Netherlands and Germany” considered the loss of automatic recognition, following the end of the BREXIT transition period, with respect to:

  1. formal insolvency proceedings (as a result of the EU Insolvency Regulation ceasing to apply to the UK); and
  2. certain restructuring tools, principally the scheme of arrangement and restructuring plan (as a result of the Brussels Recast Regulation on civil judgments ceasing to apply to the UK).

The next seminar  or webinar will take place in early 2022.

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 (

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:

  • Deposit Guarantee Fund, Invest Bank and Wotherspoon – s423 IA 1986
  • SoS for BEIS v Vanguard Insolvency Practitioners Limited – volume IVA providers: winding up in the public interest
  • Active Wear Limited – Effectiveness of sole director decisions and appointment of administrators