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Nottingham Law School hosts the 2022 Forward Thinking conference

The Forward Thinking Conference organised by the Insolvency Service in conjunction with Nottingham Law School (NLS), was held at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) on 18 November 2022.

The theme for this year's event was 'Insolvency response for uncertain times'.

The hybrid Conference brought together academics, leading insolvency practitioners, legal practitioners and government bodies to discuss the past, present and future of insolvency in the UK. Many NLS students watched it online as part of an online audience of around 400.

The Conference opened with a welcome address by Mark Austen, Chair of the Insolvency Service Board and Cillian Ryan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, NTU.

It was wonderful to host this event as insolvency law has long been a strength of NTU in research and teaching.

Professor Rebecca Parry, Nottingham Law School

Eight papers were presented by key figures from academia and industry including:

  • Dr Katharina Möser, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Yvonne Joyce, University of Glasgow and Eileen Maclean, Insolvency Support Services
  • Ben Luxford of R3 and Stewart Perry from Fieldfisher LLP
  • Melissa Coakley, Giles Allison and Robert Davey from Clifford Chance
  • Dr John Tribe, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Peter Walton, University of Wolverhampton and Professor Andrew Keay, University of Leeds
  • Dr Stephen Baister, Board Director of Manolete Partners

The conference ended with Dean Beale, Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service delivering a light and humourous closing address.

Read the full report from NLS LLM students Oluwaseun Oyekan, Moyinoluwa Adegoroye, Oreoluwa Sanmi-Lawal, Mary Martins and Opeoluwa Olowe on the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law webpage.

Published on 19 December 2022
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School