Insolvency v Matrimonial – 20 April 2021

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Date: 20 April 2021

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Topic: Insolvency v Matrimonial

Our Insolvency and Family Law experts will be hosting an event to discuss the law governing personal insolvency and matrimonial law.

During the last decade, ultralow interest rates combined with a generally high rate of employment has meant that our day-to-day divorce cases rarely feature bankruptcy issues. That may be about to change: the impact of Covid 19 and Brexit is likely to be felt this year. If personal or household debts becomes unsustainable, practitioners and their clients need to be alert to potential insolvency issues. Assets which would otherwise form part of the matrimonial pot can be lost entirely to a successful bankruptcy petition. Or we may see an increase in applications from trustees in bankruptcy to sell family homes to the chagrin of the remaining spouse and children.

Running order:

4.00pm:  Introduction & Welcome to the webinar – Greg Williams

4.05pm:  The Insolvency Practitioner Perspective – Ian Defty

4.25pm:  The Family Lawyer Perspective – Greg Williams

4.45pm:  Q&A

5.00pm:  Close

Speakers:

Ian Defty, IDR Insolvency Advisor – Ian is a Chartered and Certified Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner with over 30 years’ insolvency experience. Ian takes appointments in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency.

Greg Williams, Barrister – Greg is a specialist Family Finance and Family Property barrister. Greg is an active member of both the Family Law Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association. He is a member of the FLBA National Executive Committee and is Vice-Chair (Family) of the Bar Council Remuneration Committee. Greg is ranked as a leading junior for matrimonial finance in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Audience: Family Law specialists

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