Bankruptcy is a tool available to both debtors and creditors but it needs to be used carefully for the parties to obtain any real benefit. This On Demand webinar explores some of the key issues when advising debtors and creditors on bankruptcy, as well as the role of the Official Assignee in the proceedings.
- Gain insights into the advantages and disadvantages of the bankruptcy regime and strategies for avoiding bankruptcy.
- Learn more about the alternatives to bankruptcy, including the No Asset Procedure, and the potential problems of each.
- Discover more about the Official Assignee's position in respect of the disclaiming of property and rights as well as the assignment of actions and vesting orders.
Who should view?
General practitioners, in-house lawyers, litigators and debt collectors.
Gareth, a partner at Meredith Connell, jointly leads that firm’s Insolvency, Recoveries and Enforcement Group. He assists clients on a broad range of litigation and insolvency matters. Gareth has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of matters on behalf of the Official Assignee, and also acts for private top-end liquidators.
He is proficient in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and is often engaged in complex high-end High Court and Court of Appeal insolvency-related litigation.
Nick, A Senior Associate with Bell Gully, specialises in commercial litigation with particular expertise in insolvency. He advises banks, liquidators, receivers and creditors on matters relating to insolvency and enforcement. He has a particular interest in voidable transactions and personal property securities issues. Nick appears regularly in the High Court and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.
Nick has recently acted for KPMG as liquidators of Starplus Homes Limited (In Liquidation) and has worked closely with banking clients on various disputes, including claims in relation to cheque fraud and breach of retainer.
He is a contributing author of Heath and Whale on Insolvency, published by Lexis Nexis.