Don't Ruck with Us: Locke Lord 2015 Insolvency & Restructuring Conference

Locke Lord 
October 16, 2015

16 October 2015 - 8:30 - 13:30 (GMT)

"Don't Ruck with Us," Locke Lord’s annual Insolvency & Restructuring conference, is back, chaired by David Grant, leading Partner commended by Chambers UK for being commercial, a great negotiator and a welcome sight on a case.

This half-day conference will examine the issues that have been pertinent to the Insolvency & Restructuring arena over the past 12 months. It will be of particular interest to IPs, banks, distressed and turnaround funders, ABLs, insurers and reinsurers, trade credit insurers and pension funds. The conference will feature the acclaimed biomedical gerontologist and author Dr. Aubrey de Grey. In addition to Locke Lord Partners and external speakers, we are delighted that we will be joined by:

Celebrity Guest Speaker: Sir Clive Woodward
Sir Clive Woodward is an English former rugby union player and coach. His talk will focus on the value of brand recognition, motivation and winning processes. He is a sought-after public speaker and draws on his experiences as Director of Sport for Team GB at the British Olympic Association for the London 2012 Olympics.

Guest Speaker - Political & Economic Overview: Lord Daniel Finkelstein
Lord Daniel Finkelstein is Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor of The Times, responsible for the digital edition. He is also a member of the Lords and an advisor to the Conservative Party. After serving as director of a Westminster think tank focusing on social policy, he became a political advisor to John Major and then William Hague, and was awarded an OBE. He has since aligned himself to modernisers like Cameron and Gove. As a prominent commentator, Lord Finkelstein's talks provide a sharp and entertaining insight into the political and economic scene.

Venue: Locke Lord, 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AB

The conference will start with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with a 9.00 a.m. start. It will close with lunch and an afternoon for networking opportunities. Please see below for detailed programme.

8:30    Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00    Welcome from Conference Chairman 
                David Grant 
                Partner, Bankruptcy Restructuring & Insolvency Group; Locke Lord, London

9:10    Economic & Political Outlook 
                Lord Daniel Finkelstein 
                Chief Leader Writer & Associate Editor, The Times Newspaper

9:50    UK Legal Highlights 2014-2015 
                David Grant, Locke Lord; 
                and Catherine Addy, Barrister, Maitland Chambers

10:20    The Celtic Tiger Roars Again 
                Gareth Steen, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin

10:50    Coffee Break

11:20    Longevity Risk: The effect of an ageing population on pension funds and the economy 
                1-In-100 Chance of a Trillion Dollar Loss!
                Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Chief Scientific Officer, SENS Foundation

12:00     Protecting Consumer Prepayments on Retail Insolvency 
Stephen Lewis, Laura Burgoyne and Tamara Goriely, The Law Commission

12:30    Developments Across the Pond: U.S. Legal Update 
Jonathan Young, Partner, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Group, Boston

13:00    GUEST SPEAKER: 
                Sir Clive Woodward OBE

13:40    Questions Followed by a Networking Lunch

Registration Information:

Conference Attendee Price £195 + VAT 


  • A half-day conference focusing on the issues that have been pertinent to the Insolvency & Restructuring arena over the past 12 months
  • Fully comprehensive notes to be used as a work of reference in the future
  • Breakfast, morning coffee, lunch at the close of the conference
  • Post conference presentations
  • CPD accreditation; 4.5 towards your CPD requirements

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For more information, please contact Laura Farrell.