'Dear IP' delivers good news for insolvency practitioners

'Dear IP' delivers good news for insolvency practitioners

Alison Curry, head of regulatory standards at the Insolvency Practitioners Association, explores the implications of the new exclusion contained in the latest 'Dear IP' newsletter.

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Dear IP Issue 61 March 2014

In your view what does the new regulation actually mean?

For insolvency practitioners, the new exclusion is very good news indeed and means that most will not need dual regulation--either when taking an appointment or in order to advise a debtor who may be considering a formal insolvency scheme. The broad exclusion for insolvency office holders also clears up a number of historic question marks about when an insolvency practitioner might need to be concerned about Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation when administering an estate (for example, a liquidator collecting a company's book debts, which was a bit of a grey area in the past).

 Which insolvency practitioner might this affect primarily?

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About the author:
Eleanor qualified in 1998 into the insolvency team at ASB law. She became a partner in 2005, and went on to head up the Recovery & Insolvency team. Whilst traditionally specialising mainly in contentious corporate insolvency matters, in recent years she has moved into the non contentious arena, in particular specialising in company administrations.