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ILA Autumn webinar series - Common issues in administration appointments, exits, ending and extensions to administrations


Please join us for three practice focused sessions considering out of court appointments of administrators. These appointments are intended to be straightforward, but because the process is so heavily scrutinised, we have guidance or case law on almost all aspects of the process.  This webinar series will look at the common issues that practitioners face in practice when it comes to making an out of court appointment, extending an administration or dealing with the conclusion of an administration.  We will discuss how issues encountered have been addressed by guidance and by the courts, and where the grey areas are, as well as considering how to identify a defect in process, and the solutions available to remedy.

T´╗┐his webinar series is FREE TO ILA MEMBERS. The ticket price for non-members is £45 plus VAT per session. Non-members who purchase tickets for two sessions will get a code to access the third session in the series FREE.

Please forward this email to any non-member contacts or colleagues who might like to attend.

Session 1: Appointment of Administrators – common issues in practice and process

Date: 2 November 2023
Registration: 8.25 am
Webinar: 8.30 am

Speakers: Joanne Rumley (Foot Anstey LLP), Rachael Markham (Squire Patton Boggs LLP)

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Session 2: Exit, Ending and Extension of Administrations – common issues in practice and process

Date: 9 November 2023
Registration: 8.25 am
Webinar: 8.30 am

Speakers: Joanne Rumley (Foot Anstey LLP), Rachael Markham (Squire Patton Boggs LLP)

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Session 3: Defects in administration appointments and extensions – what is a defect and how do you remedy it?

Date: 22 November 2023
Registration: 8.25 am
Webinar: 8.30 am

Speakers: Jeremy Bamford (Enterprise Chambers), Matthew Abraham (South Square) and Eleanor Temple (Kings Chambers) Chair - Rachael Markham (Squire Patton Boggs LLP)

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Speaker profiles:

Joanne Rumley leads Foot Anstey LLP's Restructuring and Insolvency team collaborating with a broad range of businesses, directors, stakeholders and other professional advisors.  Her role is focused on opportunities for turnaround rescue and restructure but also involves managing formal insolvency processes. Joanne is regularly found in the board room providing strategic advice to directors of businesses close to insolvency and she often acts buy side on distressed equity acquisitions.  Joanne and her team are also specialists in the investment bank special administration regime. Joanne is a member of the ILA Council, the ILA Technical Committee and a board member of the Turnaround Management Association (UK).

Rachael Markham is a senior associate in the Squire Patton Boggs LLP Restructuring & Insolvency team. Rachael has more than 15 years’ experience working as a senior associate in the corporate recovery market and has a wealth of experience working with accountants, insolvency practitioners, banks and directors in the region and nationally on transactional and restructuring matters. Rachael is a member of the ILA Technical Committee, R3 Yorkshire Regional committee, the Northern Technical Forum, CR&I PSL Network and the Lexis/PSL focus group.

Jeremy Bamford is a commercial barrister at Enterprise Chambers, specialising in insolvency, company law (including directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions), disciplinary complaints and regulatory proceedings involving insolvency practitioners (acted for the ICAEW on boo.com), bank recovery proceedings and freezing injunctions. He has appeared in numerous reported cases, including Towcester Racecourse (whether notice of appointment of administrators defective). Jeremy has considerable practical experience of directors’ disqualification proceedings, representing directors in the World of Leather, Time Computers, Finelist, Farepak and UKLI disqualification cases and is a contributor to Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification (Butterworths). He is a Council Member of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association and is a member of the ILA Technical Committee.

Matthew Abraham is a commercial barrister at South Square focusing on insolvency and restructuring matters as well as commercial and banking litigation (including arbitrations). He has an interest in international work and in particular work from Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean following his time spent on secondment to Clifford Chance Singapore early in his practice. Matthew has been involved in several high-profile insolvencies and restructurings. These include Lehman Brothers, Carillion, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Toys “R” Us, Cambridge Analytica, Steinhoff, Arcadia Group, British Steel, Thomas Cook and Flybe. Matthew has also been involved in high profile personal insolvency cases including Boris Becker and Vijay Mallya.

Eleanor Temple is a commercial barrister at Kings Chambers focusing on commercial litigation for domestic and international clients with a particular emphasis on insolvency. Eleanor's practice includes contentious and non-contentious, international and domestic personal and corporate insolvency and restructuring (for office-holders and individuals/companies) – including administrations, voluntary arrangements, liquidations, bankruptcy, claims under the Insolvency Act 1986, especially wrongful and fraudulent trading, misfeasance, preferences, transactions at an undervalue, cross-border insolvency (particularly in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man), employment and pensions issues and directors’ disqualification. Eleanor undertakes contentious trusts litigation with a particular interest in offshore trusts in the Channel Islands and related cross-border insolvency. Eleanor has recently been involved in an international trust dispute in Jersey.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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