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Tenant insolvency is on the rise, and is predicted to become more of a problem as market uncertainty increases. What steps can a landlord take when faced with an insolvent tenant?


We are delighted to be hosting our first City Club breakfast event of 2019 on Tuesday 19 March at The Centurion Club, St Albans. This event will focus on the alternatives available to landlords who have an insolvent tenant or a tenant that is facing financial difficulties.

The format of the event will be a panel discussion and delegates will hear from experienced specialists who have knowledge in both practical and legal aspects of insolvent tenants.

Our panel includes

Simon Tilsiter, Strettons

Simon is an experienced property asset manager with 28 years of experience in all aspects of property management, auction, agency services and professional valuation advice.  He is also a registered property receiver and qualified property manager.  In 1998, Simon was appointed as a Director of Strettons and has been leading the Management Department in property portfolio, asset management and professional work since then. He also sits on the RICS panel.  Simon has contemporaneous experience in dealing with troubled tenants, including spotting the warning signs that they may be having financial difficulties, and of advising landlords of the practicalities and options in dealing with such tenants.

Danny Keeley, AlixPartners

Danny has worked on a number of successful advisory and formal restructuring engagements, both in the UK and overseas. Danny has prepared a number of companies for Company Voluntary Arrangements, primarily in the retail and leisure sector, and understands the key factors that contribute to a successful outcome for company and creditors alike.

Hannah Kirton, AlixPartners

Hannah has extensive experience advising companies facing financial and operational challenges across a number of industries in both Europe and Australia. Hannah has worked on a number of formal and informal restructuring engagements including planning for several CVA processes – primarily in the retail space.

Luke Harrison, Debenhams Ottaway

Luke is a Solicitor Advocate and the lead Commercial and Insolvency litigation and disputes Partner at the firm. He has particular expertise in contentious and advisory work arising out of insolvency and restructuring. He is also national Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Association, a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Panayiota Ioannou, Debenhams Ottaway

Panayiota leads our property litigation team, and has many years of experience in dealing with insolvent tenants, particularly following the crisis in 2008.  Panayiota has written many articles and presented webinars on the effect of insolvency on landlords, and will be presenting her thoughts on this highly topical issue at this breakfast meeting.

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
7.45am – registration, coffee and breakfast
8.15am – presentations form our speakers followed by a discussion and Q&As
9.00am-9.30am – networking
Venue: The Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead Road, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Hertfordshire. HP3 8LA

This is a ticketed event, if you are interested in attending, please email events@debenhamsottaway.co.uk

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The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.