W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 1991


The annual Legal Workshop, again subsidised by the W G Hart Bequest, was held from Tuesday 2nd July to Thursday 4th July 1991 on the subject of Insolvency. A capacity audience of academics and professional lawyers were offered a broad range of papers, by economists and sociologists as well as lawyers, by practitioners and civil servants as well as academics.

Up to 1988, the Workshop was essentially an academic affair. In that year, with due caution, a policy was introduced of opening up a proportion of the places to practitioners, as part of the Institute's mission of bridging gaps between academic research and legal practice. The success of the formula led the Institute to maintain the policy, while continuing to ensure that younger legal academics enjoy the lion's share of opportunities both to attend and to present papers.

Lovell White Durrant generously sponsored a reception for delegates and invited guests on the second evening of the Workshop.

Published Proceedings:

Insolvency / academic director: Harry Rajak, assisted by Alison Clarke.
London : Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1991
IALS classmark: FOL SJ350 INS

Academic Directors:

  • Harry Rajak (King's College London) - with the assistance:
  • Alison Clarke (University College London)
Workshop Speakers:
Roslina Baba (King's College London)
Research in Insolvency: Focus on Rescue of Insolvent Companies
Alice Belcher (University of Keele)
The Economic Implications of Attempting to Rescue Companies
Professor Michael Bridge (University of Nottingham)
Equitable assistance in the Search for Security
Alison Clarke (University College London)
Insolvency and Family Law
Nicholas Coidan (Huddersfield Polytechnic)
Teaching Insolvency: Receivership Law and Practice
Professor Stephen Cretney (University of Bristol)
Insolvency and Family Law
Iwan Davies (Cardiff Law School)
The Trade Debtor and the Quest for Security
Paul de Drée (Caubet Buchman Spalter, Paris)
Court-Driven Rescue Under French Bankruptcy Law
Dr Janet Dine (King's College London)
Quasi-Criminal Law - Wrongful Trading
Desmond Flynn (Deputy Inspector General, Insolvency Service, Department of Trade and Industry)
Bankruptcy and individual Voluntary Arrangements in England and Wales
Leo Flynn (University of Leeds)
Quasi-Criminal Law - Reckless Trading
Janet Ford and Marilyn Wilson (Institute of Employment Research, University of Warwick)
Personal Debt and Insolvency
Professor Roy Goode (St John's College, Oxford); Nick Segal (Allen & Overy)
Contract Based Rescues: Receivership and Administrative Receivership
David Graham QC (Cork Gully)
The Impetus to Insolvency Law Reform
Chris Hanson (Lovell White Durrant)
Corporate Insolvency and Labour Law
Professor J.J. Henning (University of the Orange Free State, South Africa)
Corporate Rescues in South Africa
David Henry (Disqualification Unit, department of Trade and Industry)
Disqualification of Directors
Professor Bob Hepple (University College London)
Insolvency and Labour Law
Klaus Kamlah (Rechtsanwalt, State of Hamburg)
Professor W.W. McBrydge (University of Dundee)
The Scottish Experience of Bankruptcy
Gerald McCormack (University of Southampton)
Rescue of Ailing Companies in Ireland
Professor David Milman (University of Manchester)
The Administration Order Regime and the Courts
C.J.G. Morse (King's College London)
Principles and Pragmatism in English Cross-Border Insolvency Law
Reg Nock (Coopers Lybrand Deloitte); Anthony Davis (Lovell White Durrant); Harry Rajak (King's College London)
The Insolvent Company - A Case Study: Some Taxation Issues in Insolvency
Fidelis Oditah (Merton College, Oxford)
The Widespread Influence of Corporate Insolvency
Michael Prior (Dibb Lupton Broomhead & Prior)
Bankruptcy Treaties Past Present and Future: their Failures and Successes
Shashi Rajani (Cameron Markby Hewitt)
Equitable Assistance in the Search for Security
Peter Totty (Allen & Overy)
Cross-Border Problems in Insolvency
Professor Jay Westbrook (University of Texas School of Law)
Chapter XI Reorganisation in the United States
Dr Sally Wheeler (University of Keele)
Disqualification of Directors
Andrew Wilkinson (Clifford Chance)
Creditors' Schemes of Arrangement and Company Voluntary Arrangements
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