15 Years of the Enterprise Act 2002 Insolvency Reforms: Reflection and thoughts on further reform

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Autumn 2018 marked 15 years since the Enterprise Act 2002 introduced significant reforms to the insolvency regime in the UK. Much has changed in this period, including the introduction of out-of-court appointments of administrators leading to the emergence of pre-pack administrations, the growth of bankruptcy tourism, the operation of the prescribed part, changes in how insolvency litigation is funded, an expansion of the directors’ disqualification regime and more recently the widespread media attention being given to the use of CVAs in the retail sector. Whilst there have been numerous consultations and some reforms since, the current framework is very much shaped by the Enterprise Act 2002 reforms.
To mark this anniversary, Aston University and the University of Wolverhampton hosted a free one day conference on Thursday 15th November 2018. The event will reflect on the impact of the Enterprise Act 2002 reforms on UK insolvency proceedings and also consider the potential for further reform.
The conference included papers from leading academics, early career researchers, PhD students and practitioners. The conference proceedings have been published over two editions of the journal Insolvency Intelligence.
Period15 Nov 2018
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational