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7 days to go until CCR-i 2014 – Credit Industry Event in London!

CCR-interactive – Legal Issues & Enforcement Stream… Seven Days To Go!

The outstanding one-day event for the consumer and commercial credit industry is just seven days away. The conference look set to sell out, so do not miss out! To book your delegate place, please contact Alison Lucas on 01702 341948 or For sponsorship opportunities and to get involved please contact Gary Lucas on 07785 268404 or

This year’s speakers at CCR-interactive, in association with Hoist Finance, in the Legal Issues & Enforcement Stream include:

► Chair – Martin Leyshon, group director, High Court Enforcement Group
► Mark Watson-Gandy, member of the Bar Council’s panel of Young Spokesmen for the Bar
Putting your case forward in court.
► Katherine Bailey, credit manager, QMH UK
Preparing to go to court – what a creditor needs to know.
► Alessia Frisina, chief legal and compliance counsel, De Lage Landen Leasing
Getting your terms and conditions right at the start to facilitate court action if required.
► Paul Downer, civil family and tribunals service, HM Courts and Tribunals Service
The latest initiatives to improve the enforcement of debt through the courts.
► Sandra Frisby, associate professor, the University of Nottingham
Pre-packs and the insolvency regime – an update.
► Emma Foy, head of financial services, Maldon District Council
► Anne Marie Goddard, team leader, enforcement reform, Ministry of Justice
Emerging reforms in civil enforcement.
► Brian Lewis, credit manager, Hanson UK
Where enforcement sits in your overall collections strategy.

Keynote Speakers

► Susan de Mont, director of credit authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority
Susan is responsible for the delivery of the FCA’s authorisations regime for an estimated 49,000 consumer credit firms transferred from the Office of Fair Trading, in-flight cases, and new applicants.
Delegates can therefore take this opportunity to hear from the key director who is actively doing the job, who has knowledge from the ‘coal face’ of what will be required of the industry.

► Trevor Williams, chief economist, Lloyds Bank
Trevor has both a BA (Hons) and a Masters degree in Economics. He is a Visiting Professor, Banking and Finance, at Derby University.
He heads the research team that supports the bank’s trading and sales activities. He regularly writes articles for publications and appears in the financial press and on television. He is a member of the Institute for Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee.

Download the CCR-interactive Delegate Pack here.

This year’s event will allow you to:

► Choose the right enforcement agency for you.
► Understand the recent updates to enforcement regulations.
► Discuss the latest thinking on insolvency reforms.
► Successfully go to court in pursuit of a debt.
► Learn how to take your team’s performance to the next level.

Posted “By Mike Armstrong”