Kevin Hellard, President

Hi everyone and welcome to the first newsletter of 2022. With the launch of the Insolvency Service’s consultation at the end of last year, we began January at pace as we explored the IPA’s response to the consultation, as well as continuing, amongst usual activity, to bolster how we regulate and do all we can to arm members with the tools needed to tackle the year ahead.

The IPA’s response to the consultation will involve engagement with you, and you can expect further details in due course.

Using your valuable feedback, we’re expanding our events progamme to include more development opportunities and social and networking events, as well as a renewed Essential Briefing programme and IPA Learning modules – the first of which in February will help you learn how to implement efficient procedures to meet AML legal requirements. Group rates for bulk bookings on events are available to firm members – please email to book.

Details of this year’s in-person Annual Lecture will be released soon, and before we know it we’ll be into the countdown to the Annual Conference – register now for special early booking rates on the seven CPD hours available.

Another countdown is on, as at the AGM (held on the morning of the Annual Conference), my two-year Presidency will come to a close, with my Vice-President Samantha Keen of EY taking the Presidency. I look forward to the last few months of my term and I know Samantha will do a fine job of leading the IPA.

Best wishes this winter and here’s hoping that Covid is finally diminishing.