Insolvency Event - Insolvency Rules Modernisation - 14 October 2009

It has become a busy time of the year for insolvency events. Next Wednesday (16th) there is the Nottingham Law School Insolvency Roundtable at Nottingham Trent University (Joint conference on the intersection between insolvency law and business and accounting practice), and now the Insolvency Service have published the details of a forthcoming Stakeholder Conference on Insolvency Rules Modernisation which is due to take place on Wednesday 14 October 2009 at the Insolvency Service, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QW. The aims of the conference are to: 

  •      Provide an update on the progress of the project for modernisation of the Insolvency Rules;
  •        Inform stakeholders of the main themes for change and the timetable for implementation;
  •        Help stakeholders to prepare for the introduction of new procedures in April 2010; and
  •        Provide an opportunity to raise questions with The Insolvency Service and drafting lawyers.

Here is the programme for the day: - 

14.00 – 14:30





Keynote speech from Ian Lucas MP -


Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  



Rules Modernisation -


§   Project overview

§   Discussion of E-Communications & use of websites themes

§   Questions


Stephen Leinster , Director of Policy at The Insolvency Service



Rules Modernisation  -


§  Meetings

§  Remuneration & Reporting

§  Pre Administration expenses

§  Questions


Tom Phillips , Assistant Director of Policy at The Insolvency Service




Rules  Modernisation -

§   Authentication

§   Transmission of Forms & other documents

§   Forms – the future

§   Questions

Mark Smith , Deputy Director of Insolvency Law and Easter in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills   


Panel Question and Answers -

An opportunity for attendees to raise final questions about the changes planned for 6th April 2010.


Opportunity for informal discussion over a drink