Junior to Junior: Insolvency Day

07 Apr 2016, 12:00 am

Junior to Junior: Insolvency Day

Hardwicke’s junior insolvency team invites you to an afternoon of seminars that aim to refresh your knowledge of the principles, procedure and key strategic considerations involved in insolvency proceedings, both corporate and personal. The event comes the day after the Insolvency Rules 2016 come into force and promises to provide you with the first practitioner guide to navigating this new legislation.

The workshops are aimed at solicitors up to four years PQE, although they may well be of interest to more senior practitioners who do not practise exclusively in the insolvency field. The afternoon will be followed by drinks and networking from 18.00.

The following issues will be considered:

Moratoriums: To stay or not to stay?

In this session, Jonathan Titmuss and Aileen McErlean look at how moratoriums arise in different insolvency situations, when leave will be required to issue or continue proceedings, how to make an application for leave, and common ‘exceptions’ to moratoriums.


How do you wind up a company and what do you do if your client is threatened with being wound up? Sri Carmichael and Charles Raffin take you through how to prepare for and present a winding up petition, as well as injunctions to restrain presentation and advertisement of petitions, and how to obtain validation orders.


This seminar will tell you when you can bankrupt a debtor and how to do it, as well as how to respond if your client is threatened with bankruptcy. Ryan Hocking and Harriet Ter-Berg will explain how to prepare a bankruptcy petition, how to set aside a statutory demand, and what happens when a debtor is declared bankrupt. They will also deal with what happens at the end of a bankruptcy and touch on possible alternatives to the bankruptcy procedure.