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ISS Training Programme

ISS Training offers a wide range of courses to the insolvency profession and stakeholders as well as the wider business community. We are committed to providing courses that are relevant and well-researched and which allow participants to apply their learning in the workplace. We offer foundation courses, exam training, technical updates, masterclasses, personal and business development, practice management and compliance awareness, using a variety of delivery methods.

Masterclasses

Administration Masterclass

Full Day Curse

£295.00 excl. VAT

We will look at formal procedures and technical frameworks, best practices and procedures and recent administration case law and its practical impact.

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Introduction to Corporate Recovery and Insolvency for Lenders

Full day course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

This course has been designed specifically for lenders, and anyone looking for an introduction or refresher on UK corporate insolvency and restructuring law from the creditor perspective. In it we will examine the consequences of a formal insolvency appointment or restructuring process for the bank or lender. Ultimately this is about understanding a lender’s options, the rights that you hold as a result of your security package and improving your lending decisions.

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Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 in practice

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Procedural changes were introduced by the Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 on 1 April 2015. The Act got its new name and a tidy up on 30 November 2016. So how have these changes bedded in, what is working well, and how can you use the provisions of the Act in practice?

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Challengeable Transactions in Scotland

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The Insolvency Act 1986 and the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 set out our rights as insolvency practitioners to investigate various transactions occurring prior to formal insolvency. Our overall aim is to recover funds diverted from the company or estate, that would otherwise have been available to the creditors on appointment.

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Commercial Property, Landlords and Leases

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Dealing with commercial property can throw up myriad challenges for the IP: security; health and safety; environmental issues and commercial rates, to name just a few. And as IPs we need to deal regularly with leases and landlords. What is a lease, and what are the rights of a tenant and a landlord on insolvency?

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Complex Business Structures and the IP's Power to Investigate

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

Understanding the relationships surrounding a debtor’s business or the structure of a group of companies is fundamental to the work that we do: where do the assets lie; who owns the shares; and what rights of recovery do we have in our capacity as IP that would allow us to make the most effective recovery in that situation?

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Creditor Claims: Types, Ranking and Adjudication

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Dealing with creditor claims is a fundamental part of our job. The statutory framework and process is clearly set out in legislation, but claims themselves can be complex.

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Death , Divorce and the Debtor

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

This course looks in detail at the effects of death and divorce on a debtor’s estate, pre and post appointment, and the implications for us as IPs and the various stakeholders in the process.

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Diligence and Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As insolvency practitioners we need to understand and competently deal with diligence. We need to be able to recognise the rights that a creditor has to exercise diligence and when it takes priority over the insolvency process. Equally we need to know when we can cut down or equalise the diligence and rank the creditor accordingly. There are also occasions when we as IPs may choose to exercise diligence

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Heritable Property in Scottish Personal Insolvency

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

The technical framework for dealing with heritable property in sequestrations and protected trust deeds is pretty straightforward, but it is an increasingly difficult issue to resolve in practice. How best to get a return for creditors from a property, while treating the debtor and their family fairly? What rights does a secured lender have, and how do you work with them to achieve the best outcome for all? Just how much is ‘substantial equity’ and how should you treat it?

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Insolvency of a Scottish Charity

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Charities are not immune from the business cycle, and in tough times, funds can be hard to raise. Regulation of the charitable sector has also increased. Set against this background, how do you advise in advance of or deal with the insolvency of a charitable entity?

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Insurance in Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Insolvency involves risk. By its very nature, insolvency can be contentious and in a risk filled environment, we must protect ourselves and the assets over which we are appointed. As insolvency practitioners, we manage or mitigate that risk, and commonly we insure against it.

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IVA - Procedure and Practice

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

With regulatory focus remaining squarely on the consumer IVA market, and calls for the strengthened regulation of firms and changes to the Ethics Code set to impact those conducting IVAs, there has never been more pressure on insolvency practitioners to get it right.

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Liquidation Procedure & Practice (E&W)

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.25PD hours

The long awaited revision to the Insolvency Rules has now fully bedded in within England & Wales, heralding a modernisation of process and language, and radically altering the way that we communicate with creditors. As always with substantive new legislation, it’s only after it is in force for a while, that issues arise, or interpretations vary.

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Liquidation Procedure & Practice (Scotland)

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6PD hours

The revision to the Insolvency Rules has now fully bedded in within Scotland, heralding a modernisation of process and language, and radically altering the way that we communicate with creditors. As always with substantive new legislation, it’s only after it is in force for a while, that issues arise, or interpretations vary.

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Litigation in Scotland

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Sometimes in an insolvency, we choose to litigate. In a number of cases, the threat of litigation is enough, but in others we will raise the action and pursue the relevant party. We might be cutting down a gratuitous alienation, raising an action for misfeasance or privately examining a debtor. And what happens if you are the subject of litigation at the instance of an aggrieved party?

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Maximising Recoveries for Creditors

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As insolvency practitioners, we are appointed to protect the creditors’ interests, and to recover as much as possible as by way of a dividend. We all know to check for and deal with physical assets, but where else in a company or an estate might value be hidden, and how can you realise it?

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Partnership Solutions: Sequestration, PTD and Business DAS

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

What is a partnership and how do you deal with one that is insolvent? A business formation that Scots Law recognises as an individual in its own right, a partnership is subject to the personal insolvency regime.

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Pre-packs and SIP 16

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The noise around pre-packs continues. Used in the context of administration, a pre-packaged sale out of an insolvency often gives the best return to creditors. Not all creditors are convinced however, and the UK Government keeps a watching brief on pre-pack use and abuse.

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Scottish Securities and Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

As IPs, we need to competently handle securities. We need to be able to recognise them, deal with them and rank the secured creditor accordingly. We may need to challenge them and occasionally reduce them.

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Trading in Insolvency

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

5PD hours

Trading a business is one of the most challenging and exciting aspects of our role as IP. Done well, it can maximise returns to creditors. Done badly, we as IPs can end up personally liable for trading losses.

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Personal and Business Development

Personal Productivity

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

There are few of us who feel we are excelling at being productive. In a demanding job like insolvency, you might feel overwhelmed by your workload or impending statutory deadlines. Alternatively, you want to learn some new techniques for becoming more productive, and improve your work / life balance.

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Effective Writing Skills

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

Effective communication is a key skill for everyone working in insolvency and we aim to produce clear advice letters, emails and reports. We regularly have to convey complex or technical information to lots of different stakeholders (debtors, creditors, lawyers and co-owners to list just a few), with legal implications if we get it wrong.

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Strategic Marketing for IPs

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

Where is your next client coming from? How will businesses know to turn to you as an insolvency practitioner if they run into financial difficulty? In an increasingly competitive environment all IPs need to market their services proactively, not only to inform and attract new clients, but also to maintain and develop relationships with intermediaries.

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Technical Updates

Tax in Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3PD hours

As IPs we need to understand the UK tax regime within which companies and individuals operate and pay tax, so that at the very least, we can deal with claims from HMRC in a formal insolvency. We also need to have an understanding of the tax implications of sales transactions, acting as an employer, and advising on the potential liability for tax by directors in the event of company failure.

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VAT in Insolvency

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3PD hours

Like any other business owner, we need to be across the implications of the UK’s VAT regime, not just for the implications of running our own business, but the businesses to which we are appointed. We need to understand the VAT regime, when to charge VAT, the implications of continued trading and how we deal with HMRC post-appointment.

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Anti-Money Laundering 2021

£75.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

An essential update for insolvency professionals

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Anti-Money Laundering 2020 (Including 5MLD changes)

£75.00 excl. VAT

1PD hours

Meet your annual AML training obligation with the ISS online Anti-Money Laundering Update.

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Administration and SIP 16

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The rescue procedure of choice, administration gives us a flexible option to a myriad of business recovery situations.

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Company Voluntary Arrangements and SIP 3.2

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

CVAs are designed as a solution for resolving a company’s cash flow issues, or de-leveraging a debt-heavy but viable business. But what are the underlying factors that make them successful, and what do you need to consider before starting the statutory process?

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Employee Claims / Pension Issues for IPs

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The rights of employees in insolvency proceedings are determined by a number of legislative provisions which derive from both domestic and EU regulations. Their entitlements include rights to be consulted, protection for their pension and claims against the National Insurance Fund, HMRC and the insolvent company.

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English Corporate Insolvency Conversion Course

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.5PD hours

The bulk of your work will be appointments under Scottish jurisdiction, the UK Insolvency Act and the Scottish Insolvency Rules. There is no geographic restriction on where your appointments are located however, so when an English appointment hits your desk, are you fully up to speed with the English Rules and the legal differences south of the Border?

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Fee Approval and Pitfalls (E&W)

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Regulatory attention is never far away from the topic of insolvency practitioners' fees. With seemingly ever diminishing levels of creditor engagement, getting approval for fees and expenses can present a time-consuming challenge.

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Fee Approval and Pitfalls (Scotland)

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

Regulatory and judicial attention is never far away from the topic of insolvency practitioners' fees. In Scotland we rarely work with a committee or a commissioner, and invariably a Court Reporter or the Accountant in Bankruptcy is appointed to approve our fees and expenses. This can still present a time-consuming and expensive challenge, so how do we get it right?

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Insolvency (Scotland) Rules - 6 months on

Half Day Course

£155.00 excl. VAT

3.25PD hours

The long awaited Scottish corporate insolvency rules finally came into effect on 6 April 2019, heralding a modernisation of process and language, and radically altering the way that we communicate with creditors. As always with substantive new legislation, it’s only after it is in force for a while, that issues arise, or interpretations vary.

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Scottish Corporate Insolvency Conversion Course

Full Day Course

£295.00 excl. VAT

6.5PD hours

The bulk of your work will be appointments under English jurisdiction, the UK Insolvency Act and the English Insolvency Rules. There is no geographic restriction on where your appointments are located however, so when a Scottish appointment hits your desk, are you fully up to speed with the Scottish Rules and the legal differences north of the Border?

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