2nd Annual Conference 10 January 2019 - Provisional Programme

Conference on the Regulation of Partnerships and Closely Held Corporations

Joint Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum and the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law

10 January 2019

Nottingham Trent University, UK


9.30-10am - Registration and coffee

10-10.10am - Welcome  

Elspeth Berry, Reader in Law, Nottingham Trent University, UK

10.10-10.30 – Opening Remarks

The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Twomey

10.30 – 11am – Keynote Address

The Partnership Influence Upon Corporate Law - Professor David Milman (University of Lancaster)

11-11.20am – refreshments

11.20-12.20 - Session 1: the insolvency persepctive

The Application of Corporate and Individual Insolvency Law to Partnerships and LLPs - Elspeth Berry and Professor Rebecca Parry (Nottingham Law School)

The Shifting Balance of Power in UK Insolvencies - Professor Rebecca Parry

12.20—1pm – lunch

1-2pm - Session 2: the practitioner perspective

Issues that arise in partner/LLP member exits – a practitioner’s eye view - Jeremy Callman (Ten Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn)
Scottish partnerships and how they differ from English partnerships - Stephen Chan (Harper Macleod LLP, Edinburgh; author of A Practical Guide to Partnership Law in Scotland)

2-2.20pm – coffee

2.20-2.50pm - Session 3: the historical perspective

Bovill’s Act 1865: much ado about nothing? - Gary Wilson (Nottingham Law School)

2.50-3.20pm - Session 4: the public perspective

Richard Smith (freelance journalist) - Abuse of UK Limited Partnerships and the Outlook for Reform

3.20-4pm - Round table discussion about issues arising from papers, and the development of the Forum

4pm – closing remarks and thanks




Second Annual Conference of the Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Forum 10 January 2019

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