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We are delighted to be hosting a seminar with Griffins Licensed Insolvency Practitioners on Tuesday 16 July at Debenhams Ottaway’s St Albans office.

The seminar will be aimed at accountants who advise companies or Limited Liability Partnerships who are facing distress or may become financially distressed.

The seminar will

  • Identify the signs of insolvency and circumstances which may give rise to personal liability for directors for wrongful trading.
  • Explore the risk of personal liability where directors choose to be paid drawing on accounts or dividend rather than salary.
  • Consider the duty of accountants in these circumstances and the consequences for directors and accountants if they get things wrong.

The format of the event will be a panel discussion and will be hosted by Debenhams Ottaway ‘s leading Insolvency and Restructuring team and delegates will hear from experienced specialists. There will be illuminating panel discussions drawing on recent case law and real life experience followed by questions and a networking drinks reception.

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Time: 6pm
Venue: Debenhams Ottaway , Ivy House, 107 St Peter’s Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3EW – view map
RSVP: email events@debenhamsottaway.co.uk by 9 July

The panel includes:

Stephen Hunt, Griffins Licensed Insolvency Practitioners

Stephen is a partner at Griffins Licensed Insolvency Practitioners and best known for his work on contentious and complex insolvencies. This involves a great deal of litigation of insolvency-based claims in the UK and abroad. Griffins are on the panel of Crime Act receivers and Stephen takes a leading part in that work. In the late 1990s Stephen was involved in a number of appointments as Provisional Liquidator and helped establish the law and many of the conventions in this arena. More recently Stephen has conducted some very large cross border tracing actions and been involved in cases that are exploring aspects of claims for breach of duty and breach of trust. Please click here to view Stephen’s profile.

Luke Harrison, Debenhams Ottaway

Luke is a Solicitor Advocate and the lead Commercial and Insolvency Litigation and Diputes 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. Please click here to view Luke’s profile.

Juliet Schalker, Debenhams Ottaway

Juliet is  a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, having joined the firm from a City practice. Juliet’s focus is on private equity and the alternative lending markets, as well as shareholder and boardroom disputes and insolvency litigation. Juliet also has extensive experience in acting for lenders and insolvency practitioners on high profile professional negligence cases. Juliet sits on the committee of the IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation) London Network and is a member of 100 Women in Finance and the FSLA (Financial Services Lawyers Association). Please click here to view Juliet’s profile.

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