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Conferences and Seminars

Insolvency Practitioners Association Announces its Personal Insolvency Conference

By CreditMan Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Patrick Brazzill, President of the IPA, is pleased to announce details of their forthcoming Personal Insolvency Conference to be held at The Point, LCCC, Old Trafford, Manchester on 1 December 2011. This is one of the IPA’s 50th anniversary events, and reflects its growing presence in the personal insolvency sector.

The conference will be chaired by Charles Turner and will bring together practitioners and firms specialising in Personal Insolvency from across the UK. The key objective of the day will be to share the latest developments in the personal insolvency industry. The Conference will provide a unique opportunity to debate some of the topics that are dominating insolvency news headlines.

We are pleased to have Eric Leenders, Executive Director of Retail at the British Bankers Association, speaking about the BIS and Treasury review of consumer credit and personal insolvency. In addition there will be sessions presented by Rosie Aujia, Head of Debt Management at the Office of Fair Trading and Nick Howard, Director of Policy at The Insolvency Service. Other topics covered will include the recent Paymex case on VAT, and Martin Prigent, Head of External Relations at The Insolvency Exchange will discuss current trends in the IVA market.

Commenting, Charles Turner, partner at FRP Advisory and conference chairman said:
“Our inaugural personal insolvency conference last year was deemed a success by those that attended and we are pleased to be returning to Manchester. We have had another turbulent and financially challenging year for consumers, small businesses and for professional advisers working in the sector. This conference aims to equip attendees with up to date commentary and thinking by some key influencers. ”

Anyone interested in the personal insolvency sector may attend and places can be booked through Nikki Haggis or Julia Stevens at the IPA by telephoning 0207 397 6438 or email or