INSOLVENCY (SCOTLAND) RULES 2018

The new Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 2018 are finally here!
Due to commence on 6 April 2019, now is the time for familiarisation, planning and preparation. Here’s how we can assist you.

Intensive Insolvency CPD / CPE Catch Up Course

Looking to catch up on your CPD? It’s that time of year when we submit our licence applications and sign off that we have fulfilled our CPD obligations.

Join fellow professionals and the ISS Training team for an intensive two days and 12 hours of CPD / CPE in advance of your annual licence renewal.  It is only £495 plus VAT for the two days.

This course will cover key compliance areas for all insolvency professionals and provide optional streams to cater for the types of work your practice undertakes.  Choose the stream that suits your business and development need.  Delivered in a group, interactive format, you will have an opportunity to discuss with peers the issues you’ve encountered in practice and pick the brains of our compliance experts, Eileen Maclean and Alison Curry.

CPD Learning Outcomes

  • Clear and concise guidance to legislative and regulatory requirements governing each area
  • An opportunity to discuss current issues and best practice with fellow professionals
  • 12 hours of bespoke and relevant CPD/CPE to support your annual license renewal

Who should attend

This course is aimed at licenced Insolvency Practitioners and their staff, who are looking for a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter or an update to their technical knowledge and skills.

Speakers

Eileen Maclean MA Hons MIPA MABRP MBA, director of Insolvency Support Services Limited

Alison Curry LLB Hons MIPA, director of Insolvency Support Services Limited

Location and Date

Manchester, 21/22 November, 9.30am to 5.00pm

London, 5/6 December, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Cost

Half day course: £155 + VAT
Full day course: £295 + VAT
All four half day courses: just £495 + VAT

Fees include all course documentation, lunch and light refreshments

CPD

3-12 hours depending on modules attended

Course Outline

Day 1

Session 1: Know Your Customer:  Systems & Procedures Workshop
How you can improve your firm’s KYC in a cost effective and proportionate way to manage the risks presented by conflicts of interest and the AML regime.

Session 2: SIPs Update
Refresh your knowledge of these key regulatory requirements.

Session 3:
Choose from:

Option A: Current issues in IVAs
Join Alison for an examination of the current regulatory focus and developments in IVA practice.

Or 

Option B: Current issues in MVL
Eileen presents an overview of the particular risks incumbent in MVL work and how these can be effectively managed.

Day 2

Session 1: Understanding Vulnerability
Vulnerability, and particularly the impact of mental health problems, has never been higher profile. Consider what adjustments your business operations require, to assist your clients and avoid adverse PR.

Session 2:
Choose from:

Option A: Bankruptcy Update
Alison leads the discussion on how practice within the Official Receivers is developing and examines the real impacts of bankruptcy on those you assist with their debt situation.

Or

Option B: Sectoral Challenges
With retail failure seldom out of the news, the hospitality sector struggling to recover its footing and the construction industry facing faltering house prices, Eileen will look at some sector-specific challenges faced by UK businesses and the owners and creditors you advise.

Session 3: Data Privacy Workshop
Data privacy cuts across all areas of practice management. Understand what steps you need to take, both as an insolvency professional and as a business person.

 

CPI and CPPI exam success for ISS Training students

ISS Training is delighted to congratulate its CPI and CPPI students on their success in the June 2018 CPI and CPPI exam sitting.  Our students achieved great results, including one distinction and three merits, and we are thrilled that all of their hard work paid off.  Well done, class of 2018!

Enrolment for the 2019 session is now open. For full details of the classes and dates for CPI click here and for CPPI click here.

If you would like to discuss your options, please speak to us at any time on 0845 601 7570 or courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

Extensive new training programme for 2018

We are delighted to launch our comprehensive new directory of courses for 2018.

As always, our programme includes brand new courses, perennial favourites, and exam training.

ISS Training Team expands across UK

Out training team continues to expand, with directors Eileen Maclean and Jenn Stewart and senior technical manager Steven Wood joined by Alison Curry. Specialising in insolvency law and regulation in England & Wales, Alison will be leading our course offering for IPs south of the border.

Guest Speakers

We have invited several well-respected guest speakers from the worlds of tax, VAT and law to join us on some of our courses to provide complementary expertise and perspective. And we have again teamed up with experts in the fields of marketing and professional development to give you wider, relevant learning and development opportunities.

One Hour Series

These short online courses proved incredibly popular when we introduced them in 2017. Have a look at our full programme of webinars, presented in three series: Technical Shorts; Business Insolvency and Protecting Your Licence. There are 16 to choose from in total.

Locations

We train across the UK, with courses in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London.

Bespoke Training

We also offer bespoke in-house training, tailored to the specific requirements of your organisation. Clients find this especially valuable when they have a business need, require a confidential environment for training or have a team they wish to develop. All our open courses can be run as bespoke, or speak to us about designing a programme to match your needs.

 

To find out more, visit https://insolvencysupportservices.com/iss-training and to book places on any courses speak to Danielle Kelly on 0845 601 7570 or email courses@insolvencysupportservices.com

New Scottish Bankruptcy Book

Published at the end of last year, this new text takes the place of the classic work of McBryde on Bankruptcy. Authored by Donna McKenzie-Skene, this book is the most up-to-date work on bankruptcy in Scotland. You can buy your copy here: http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?productid=715523&recordid=7095

Eileen Maclean invited to join TRI 250

Insolvency Support Services director Eileen Maclean has been announced as one of the members of leading trade journal Credit Strategy’s new TRI 250 group.

Launched at the prestigious UK TRI (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency) Awards 2017 ceremony, held at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, on 18 October, the TRI 250 is a new group of 250 prominent influencers, movers and shakers in the UK insolvency market.

The firm’s training arm, ISS Training, was also shortlisted in the Education/Training Provider of the Year category of the awards.

Eileen, a founding director of ISS and one of the UK’s foremost insolvency trainers and practitioners, commented: “We were delighted to have been shortlisted in these awards against such tough competition. It represents welcome recognition of the significant progress we have made in our training offering. Thanks very much to our amazing team for their hard work and commitment, and to our clients and delegates for their invaluable support and fantastic feedback.

I’m honoured to have been invited to become a member of The TRI 250, and look forward to contributing to its successful development.

In the last year we have greatly strengthened our training team with high calibre recruits, extended our programme to 120 open courses, including our new One Hour Series of webinars, welcomed hand-picked guest speakers to provide supplementary expertise, and added Leeds and London to our existing Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester locations.

Our 2018 training programme will be launched shortly.”

Insolvency Support Services up for training award

 

ISS Training has been short-listed in the Education/Training Provider of the Year category in the UK TRI (Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency) Awards 2017.

 

Eileen Maclean, a director of Insolvency Support Services and one of the UK’s foremost insolvency trainers and practitioners, commented: “This short-listing is very welcome recognition of the significant progress the firm has made in our training offering over the past twelve months. We are thrilled to have reached the final stages of these prestigious awards and would like to thank all our clients and delegates for their invaluable support and fantastic feedback.

 

It has been a momentous year for us. In addition to strengthening our team with high calibre recruits, we have extended our training programme to 120 open courses, including our new One Hour Series of webinars, welcomed hand-picked guest speakers to provide supplementary expertise, and added Leeds and London to our existing Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester locations.

 

We are now in the process of developing our 2018 programme of courses, which we look forward to launching during Autumn 2017.”

 

The TRI Awards Gala Dinner is being held on 18 October 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.

ISS Training launches extensive, new training programme for 2017

ISS Training, our award-winning training arm, has unveiled a comprehensive, new directory of courses for 2017 (available to download by clicking here).

 

Eileen Maclean, director of Insolvency Support Services and architect of the new programme, commented:

 

“We’ve further enhanced our training course offering again this year, and it’s packed full with 120 open courses to choose from. As well as a number of brand new courses being offered for the first time, we’re re-running some from previous years due to popular demand.

 

We’ve also invited several well-respected guest speakers from the world of law to join us on some of our courses to provide complementary expertise and perspective. And we’ve teamed up with experts in the fields of marketing and professional development to give our clients wider, relevant learning and development opportunities.

 

In addition, we’ve added Leeds and London to our existing Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester locations. In both cities we’ll be offering Insolvency (Scotland) Rules and Scottish Insolvency (both Corporate and Personal) for English IPs courses.

 

As well as our new physical locations, we recently introduced a new online delivery format, monthly webinars, as part of our new One Hour Series. This series of short courses, also offered in person, is already proving very popular with people looking for CPD that fits easily around their work commitments.”

 

Joining Eileen Maclean, ISS Training’s lead trainer, is Jenn Stewart, also a director of Insolvency Support Services, and the firm’s technical manager, Steven Wood, who provides invaluable input to the courses.

 

We also offer bespoke in-house training, tailored to the specific requirements of an individual organisation. Eileen Maclean added: “Clients are increasingly finding this especially valuable when they have a particular business need, require a confidential environment or simply have a large number of people they wish to develop at the same time. All of our open courses can be run as bespoke courses.”

 

To book places on any open courses or enquire about bespoke training, please call 0845 601 7570 or email courses@insolvencysupportservices.com.

One Hour Series: Technical Short, Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016

Our Technical Shorts start with the forthcoming changes resulting from the introduction of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016.   Join us for an overview of the changes and a detailed destination table showing just where all the 1985 Act sections will be in the 2016 Act. We’ve done the hard work for you!

Alternatively, give us a call on 0845 601 7570 to discuss us updating your documents for you. Or send us an email at enquiries@insolvencysupportservices.com.

At just £50 plus VAT per session, online or in person, our One Hour Series keeps you up to date on a regular basis. And if you book your one hour sessions in blocks of three, you will qualify for our usual, great value 50% discount for the third session.

CPD Learning Outcomes

  • Clear, concise update on legislation and regulation in respect of the new Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016.
  • An understanding of how these requirements impact on your day to day work.
  • The confidence to apply your newly learned skills in the workplace.

Who should attend

Anyone with an interest or role in insolvency looking for an update, a fresh approach or concentrated introduction to the issue.

Speakers

Eileen Maclean MA Hons MIPA MABRP MBA director of Insolvency Support Services Limited

Time

In person

Glasgow Friday 11 November 2016 9.00am to 10.00am

Edinburgh Friday 18 November 2016 9.00am to 10.00am

(registration and breakfast from 8.30am)

Online

Friday 25 November       10.00am to 11.00am

Cost

In person: £50 + VAT

Online:   £50 + VAT

50% reduction for every third one hour session you book, whether online or in person.

In person fee includes course documentation and breakfast.

Webinar fee includes electronic version of course documentation.

CPD

1 hour

New One Hour Series updates and webinars

Looking for CDP that fits around your work commitments?

Starting in November 2016, and running throughout 2017, we are delighted to introduce ISS Training’s brand new One Hour Series.   Join us in person for a breakfast update and an early morning networking opportunity with your fellow professionals.

Can’t make the date to attend in person or prefer to learn at your desk? Join the webinar repeat later in the month.

You can pick individual sessions that suit your needs, or you can choose to follow one of this year’s streams:

  • Technical Shorts, starting with the forthcoming changes resulting from the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Consolidation Act 2016.
  • Protecting Your Licence.

Click here to download our One Hour Series Course Calendar.

At just £50 plus VAT per session, online or in person, our One Hour Series keeps you up to date on a regular basis. And if you book your one hour sessions in blocks of three, you will qualify for our usual, great value 50% discount for the third session.

CPD Learning Outcomes

  • Clear, concise update on legislation and regulation in respect of the subject matter under the spotlight.
  • An understanding of how these requirements impact on your day to day work.
  • The confidence to apply your newly learned skills in the workplace.

Who should attend

Anyone with an interest or role in insolvency looking for an update, a fresh approach or a concentrated introduction to the issue.

Speakers

Eileen Maclean MA Hons MIPA MABRP MBA director of Insolvency Support Services Limited

Jenn Stewart BA Hons MIPA director of Insolvency Support Services Limited

Look out for guest speakers throughout the year.

Time

In person 9.00am to 10.00am (registration and breakfast from 8.30am)

Online 10.00am to 11.00am

Cost

In person: £50 + VAT

Online:   £50 + VAT

50% reduction for every third one hour session you book, whether online or in person.

In person fee includes course documentation and breakfast.

Webinar fee includes electronic version of course documentation.

CPD

1 hour