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Insolvency Bootcamp Series

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Insolvency Bootcamp Series


  • 13
    Various Book the FULL 6-Part Insolvency Bootcamp Series, €200
  • 13
    11:00 - 12:00 #1 The Barrister's Take on How to Hold a Successful Creditors Meeting, €38
  • 10
    12:30 - 13:30 #2 Common Issues & Pitfalls for Members Voluntary Liquidations, €38
  • 15
    11:00 - 12:00 #3 Creditors Voluntary Liquidations: What every advisor needs to know, €38
  • 12
    11:00 - 12:00 #4 Liquidations and Enforcement - The Role of the ODCE, €38
  • 09
    11:00 - 12:00 #5 Options on advising landlords and tenants on rent arrears, €38
  • 14
    11:00 - 12:00 #6 Examinership and the Summary Rescue Process, €38

Insolvency Bootcamp Series

The Insolvency Bootcamp Series for 2021 is made up of 6 individual events throughout the year. Book all 6 in advance to get a discounted rate. If purchasing after the start date, any missed sessions will be available as online CPD.

Part 1 – The Barrister’s Take on How to Hold a Successful Creditors Meeting

Date: Thursday, 13 May
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Brian Walker


Part 2 – Common Issues & Pitfalls for Members Voluntary Liquidations

Date: Thursday, 10 June
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Speaker: John Murphy


Part 3 – Creditors Voluntary Liquidations: What Every Advisor and Company Director Needs to Know as Businesses Emerge From Lockdown.

Date: Thursday, 15 July
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tom Murray

Post COVID-19 Creditors Voluntary Liquidations

What business advisors and owners must understand about the liquidation process post Lockdown.

  1. Guide to remote creditors meetings
    1. How to organise a remote creditors meeting
    2. How The format of a remote creditors meeting
  2. Key risks & considerations for Director’s when dealing with companies in financial distress
    1. When should you consider speaking to an Insolvency Practitioner
    2. Common mistakes that Directors make that can (and cannot) be potentially remedied after the commencement of liquidation
    3. Directors personal exposure
    4. Impact of Government Supports on Directors
  3. Liquidations from a creditor’s perspective:
    1. Risks to creditors of claims from liquidations: unfair preferences and more
    2. What should you advise your clients to do – lodging claims, enforcing security, calling up guarantees, rights to information and challenging Liquidators
    3. Unfair preferences in a post COVID-19 environment
    4. Implications of the COVID-19 reforms, including the new small business restructuring and liquidation processes on creditor’s rights
  4. Liquidation & Starting again – know the risks
    1. Phoenix Companies
    2. Purchasing assets from Liquidator

Part 4 – Liquidations and Enforcement – The Role of the ODCE

Date: Tuesday, 12 August
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Speaker: David Hegarty

  • What will Irish company directors be facing in the 6 – 12 months – general observations
  • The role of the ODCE when companies go into liquidation – liquidators and directors
  • ODCE enforcement – options and actions

Part 5 – Options on advising landlords and tenants on rent arrears

Date: Tuesday, 09 September
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Speaker: Tom Murray

In this webinar Tom Murray will be covering the following topics:

  1. Liability for rents in
    1. Liquidations
    2. Receiverships
    3. Examinerships
  2. Negotiating with landlords
  3. Dealing with difficult tenants
  4. Issues that arise when selling properties in liquidations and receiverships
  5. Rates in insolvency

Part 6 – Examinership and the Summary Rescue Process

Date: Tuesday, 14 October
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Speaker: Neil Hughes

In this webinar Neil Hughes will be covering the following topics:


CPD Course Facilitators:

John Murphy – Tax, Corporate Restructuring and Practice Support

John is a lead member of our technical support team, John relishes problem-solving to help accountants develop innovative client solutions, and sharing technical knowledge on tax, financial reporting and auditing.

A Chartered Tax Adviser, he advises clients in practice on a range of issues from income tax, tax planning, restructuring and exit planning to Revenue audits. In addition, he provides support on financial reporting, auditing and company law; conducts company valuations and advises on pre-sale restructuring.

John also plays a key role as a researcher and subject-matter expert in developing OmniPro information products such as the and As a speaker at OmniPro CPD events, he brings these industry-leading insights to accountants participating in our training programmes.

A Chartered Accountant and Qualified Financial Adviser, John has over a decade’s Big 4 experience with EY and PwC, providing tax and audit services for a portfolio of clients, ranging in scale from SMEs to multinationals.

Brian Walker – The Bar of Ireland

Brian Walker has been in practice for the last 20 years as a Barrister and he specialises in Company,Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law and the new Companies Act 2014.

Specialties: Company Law, the Companies Act 2014 and Alternative Dispute Resolution as a mediator and barrister.

Tom Murray, Friel Stafford

Tom is partner in Friel Stafford, one of Ireland’s leading advisory firms. He specialises in the 4 key areas of Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Forensic Accounting & Expert Witness and Personal Insolvency. He is also an experienced Non – Executive Director.

Tom qualified as an accountant in 1997 and is a member of ACCA and CPA Ireland.

Neil Hughes – Baker Tilly

Neil Hughes, Managing Partner at Baker Tilly, has many years’ experience in advising Irish businesses, but specialises primarily in corporate recovery.

Neil has extensive experience of examinership matters and is one of the leading experts in Ireland’s formal rescue process.  Neil has also lectured widely on the topic ‘restructuring’. He contributes regularly to the print and broadcast media on business matters.

David Hegarty – ODCE

David Hegarty is a barrister working as a Principal Officer in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. He qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and transferred to the Bar in 2006, practising primarily in the area of criminal defence and advocacy.

He is registered on the LRSA Roll of Practising Barristers in the Full-time Service of the State. Prior to joining the ODCE he was Advisory Counsel in the Office of the Parliamentary Legal Adviser advising the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and Service and parliamentary committees on constitutional, parliamentary and administrative law matters.

He has also worked as a legal officer in the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, working in Judges’ Chambers with international judges trying economic crime, corruption, abuse of public office, war crimes and conspiracy to commit terrorism cases.