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Dr Tribe to address the 2016 Insolvency Conference

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Kingston University Law School’s Dr. John Tribe has been invited to address the 2016 Insolvency Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Dr. Tribe’s invited talk will be on the history of insolvency practitioners (IPs) – a form of accountant that is regulated by ICAEW. Dr. Tribe will argue that IPs have a strong claim to the idea that Bankruptcy Commissioners are their historical forebears as IPs can trace their roots back to 1542.

In 2013 the leading regulator of accountants (and IPs) gave a substantial sum to the University to enable the digitisation of the command paper materials that lead to the Insolvency Act 1986 and Dr. Tribe’s talk further cements this long link with ICAEW. The famous Cork Report materials are now available to practitioners and scholars worldwide because of the partnership  between ICAEW and Kingston University.  See the online archive here.
The ICAEW will also be hosting a display on the history of bankruptcy at their Moorgate place headquarters in the City of London from June 2016. University staff and students will have free admission to the display which will be housed next door to the Bank of England – an institution that does not suffer the liquidity issues that will be highlighted in the display!

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