Paul Davis, President

IPA Insolvency Practitioner newsletter, October 2023

Dear Members,

Thank you to all those who sent in nominations for the IPA Awards. Your contributions are vital to recognising excellence within our community. Myself and the judging panel look forward to the announcement of the winners at the Awards Reception – an event you won’t want to miss. Read more about the Reception and book places here.

I was pleased to host our inaugural Anti-Money Laundering and fraud event last month, as well as by the exceptional turnout for what is such an important topic. I hope those who attended found the content useful.

We’re now down to the final two Roadshows of the year in Northern Ireland this Thursday and London on 9th November. Click the links to book places.

Looking to other matters, I would like to highlight some areas of corporate insolvency practice where we are seeing some uncertainty around dealing with them effectively. These include Bounce Back Loans and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans, Director Loan Account quantification and recovery, low fee appointments, post-appointment and pre-appointment tax returns and dealing with tax clearance In MVLs. With this in mind, we have launched our next IPA Learning webinar on the topic of technical corporate insolvency matters. This webinar will also include updates on the IPA’s regulatory focus for 2024. Our speakers include Jamie Leader, Partner at Enyo Law and Eileen Maclean, Director of Insolvency Support Services.

Lastly, I’d like to remind all members and licence holders that our renewal process has commenced. It’s important that you attend to your renewal as soon as possible ahead of the deadline to avoid any last-minute issues. We appreciate your timely attention to this matter and thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the IPA.

Best wishes,

Paul Davis