January Diary 2014 -> Bankruptcy Law Reform

The Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill, currently making it’s way through the Scottish Parliament promises to deliver significant reforms to Scotland’s bankruptcy legislation. This seminar aims to discuss the proposed changes and provide essential information on how the new legislation will operate and the likely impact it will have on those considering bankruptcy and their advisers.

CPD3 hours
Date23 Jan 2014
Time10.00am to 1.00pm (Registration and Coffee 9.30am)
VenueThe Board Room, Legal Services Agency Ltd., 3rd Floor, Fleming House, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow
Cost£90.00 full price/£80.00 LSA members/£60.00 Trainee Solicitor & Concessionary cost places
PEAT Outcomerelevant legal knowledge
ObjectivesThis seminar will provide:
  • A general overview of the law on Bankruptcy and Diligence for advisers of debtors
  • The Debt Arrangement Scheme
  • Protected Trust Deeds
  • Reforms proposed by the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill
  • Accountant in bankruptcy roles and powers
Alan McIntosh - The Changing Landscape of Scotland’s personal debt laws
  • A general overview of the law on Bankruptcy and Diligence for advisers of debtors
  • The Debt Arrangement Scheme
  • Protected Trust Deeds
James Lloyd - Powers and roles of the AIB
  • AiB’s supervisory and regulatory role in the sequestration process and relevant issues such as BRO’s and general compliance
  • AiB’s role as trustee and issues such as the family home, IPO’s and gratuitous alienations
Keith Dryburgh - Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill
  • Changes proposed by the Bill
  • Advising clients facing bankruptcy
ParticipantsThis seminar will be of interest to advisers and representatives assisting those who are facing bankruptcy or have been made bankrupt including solicitors, lay representatives and money advisers. This seminar will also be of interest to those concerned by debt remedies generally.
SpeakersAlan McIntosh is the Legal and Social Policy Manager at The Carrington Dean Group. He is an approved money adviser for the Debt Arrangement scheme and writes a column for The Firm.

James Lloyd is a partner at Harper McLeod LLP. He heads the firm’s insolvency team and has advised on corporate and personal insolvency related matters for a number of years including having acted for the AiB since 2005. He advises creditors, banks and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of insolvency litigation and was a member of the team winning the Law Awards of Scotland 2012 prestigious “Insolvency Team of the Year” award.  He has recently been ranked as one of the top personal insolvency solicitors in the UK by Chambers UK.

Keith Dryburgh is the Policy Manager for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). He has worked in the Policy Team at CAS for more than six years, working on a variety of policy areas. His role is to help citizens advice bureaux exert a responsible influence on public policy based on the advice needs of hundreds of thousands of clients that visit bureaux each year.
Programme9.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00-11.00 Alan McIntosh - The Changing Landscape of Scotland’s personal debt laws

11.00-11.45 James Lloyd – Powers and role of the AIB

11.45-12.00 Tea/Coffee

12.00-12.45 Keith Dryburgh – Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill

12.45-1.00 Q&A
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