So, what do you know? – Information gathering in insolvency processes

April 18, 2024, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for the next in our 2024 webinar series, covering Insolvency.

Jessica Powers discusses the information gathering tools available to trustees in bankruptcy and liquidators, with a particular focus on private examinations, and search and seizure orders.

Further info

Office-holders are given extensive powers under the Insolvency Act 1986 to obtain information from bankrupts, the officers of insolvent companies and a wide range of third parties. In this webinar, Jessica Powers will delve into the information-gathering toolkit, recapping the powers available to office-holders, before going on to explore common, novel, and practical issues which arise in the process of information gathering, from the perspectives of both office-holders and their targets.

There will be a particular focus on:

 Search and seizure orders

  • What does a trustee in bankruptcy need to establish?
  • What does an order look like, and what safeguarding provisions should be included?
  • Who is the Tipstaff?!

Interviews and private examinations

  • Should anyone attend a voluntary interview?
  • Does the privilege against self-incrimination apply?
  • When will the Court order a private examination?

 Vulnerable and vexatious parties

  • How do suspected capacity issues affect the information gathering process?
  • How can office-holders combat attempts to frustrate the information gathering process?




Join our events mailing list

Express your interest in New Square Chambers events and we will add you to our mailing list.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Share this with your network