This course is for advisers with a working knowledge of bankruptcy. It considers some more difficult issues in bankruptcy and how to deal with them in a practical way.
Advisers attending the course need a working knowledge of debt advice issues and of bankruptcy provisions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify when a client’s pension pot may be at risk following bankruptcy
- Assist clients to make Address Withheld Order applications when they or family members are at risk of violence
- Recognise contingent bankruptcy debts and explain how they are treated in bankruptcy
- Explain the effect of bankruptcy on fraudulent debts and identify when a debt may be classed as fraudulent
- Explain the treatment of the family home in bankruptcy — the Insolvency Service’s policy and the court’s powers to delay its loss in “exceptional circumstances”
Level: Caseworker / Specialist
CPD: 4.5 Hours
Duration: One day
Is this course right for me?
‘This was one of the best courses I have been on recently. Certainly improved my confidence in advising on (potential) bankruptcy cases. Key highlights: contingent liabilities (which many of the delegates seemed not too clear about before the course) and how the family home is treated (which will be of great significance to a potential bankrupt and it’s important for detailed correct advice to be given).’
Andy Bolam, Warwick District Citizens Advice