Technical Short 2020:
  • The return of HMRC preferential status - Available Now
  • SIP 2 and investigations into conduct - Available Now
  • NEW TITLE ANNOUNCED!  - Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 - an overview - Available 17 July 2020
  • Books and Records - balancing competing requirements - Available 30 October 2020

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Phone: 0845 601 7570

An insolvency practitioner’s statutory reporting obligations are supported by the regulatory requirements contained in SIP2. We must consider the information acquired in the course of administering the estate and decide whether further information is required, irrespective of any shortage of funds.

With a proliferation of digital sources of information, a consideration of costs and proportionality and the constraints of data privacy law, we will consider what a cost-effective investigation into conduct looks like in practice.

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In this session we will examine the practical impacts of the return of HMRC preferential status and its possible unintended consequences on insolvency proceedings.

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In this session we will provide an overview of the principal changes to insolvency legislation contained in the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 and consider their implications for IPs and their clients.

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Insolvency practitioners have a number of legal and regulatory responsibilities in relation to a company's books and records and the obligations they are under require the balancing of their duties to investigate and retain records for specified periods versus the privacy rights of the individuals whose data may be contained in those records.

This session will recap on the requirements placed specifically on insolvency office holders and the tensions between these and the general obligations placed upon data controllers and processors.

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