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    • 01 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online
    • 16


    Tuesday 1 February 2022

    9.00 - 11.00am

    Corporate Fraud Strategy – Insolvency Service and Companies House

    This will be a live online event run using Microsoft Teams

    The link will be issued before the event

    We continue with our virtual Master Class programme and are delighted to invite you to hear Tom Phillips, Rob Clarke, Lee Robins, and Alan Draycott presenting on the topics detailed below.



    Registration, Welcome & Introduction


    Rob Clarke - Chief Investigator.  Insolvent Investigations. (North), The Insolvency Service together with Dave Elliott or Cheryl Lambert, Chief Investigators at The Insolvency Service (tbc) 

    Topic: Director Education and The Insolvency Service 5 year Strategy


    Comfort break


    Lee Robins - Enforcement Service Manager, Intelligence & Enforcement Service, Companies House

    Topic: Proposed changes in Registrar's powers


    Alan Draycott - Deputy Official Receiver, The Insolvency Service

    Topic: Covid Fraud and Insolvency


    Wrap up






    Rob Clarke – Chief Investigator, Insolvent Investigations (North), The Insolvency Service

    Rob Clarke’s career in the Insolvency Service started in the Official Receiver’s office before specialising in the investigation of director conduct. He has been involved in a range of cases, covering a multitude of misconduct, from simple matters of gross incompetence to complex frauds involving pension funds, property developments and tax avoidance. He’s currently the workstream lead on a project exploring the potential for the Insolvency Service to work with directors on their rehabilitation, after corporate failure, and a return to making a positive contribution to the economy.

    Dave Elliott – Chief Investigator, The Insolvency Service

    Dave Elliott  was Official Receiver 2001 to 2017 and then joined IES where as a Chief Investigator he has been involved in investigating various types of companies of all sizes. Currently in addition to his day job, he is one of the project leads on the Director Education project which is a major part of the 5 Year Strategy for the Insolvency Service.

    Cheryl Lambert – Chief Investigator, The Insolvency Service

    Cheryl Lambert has had a variety roles in both Official Receiver Services and Investigation and Enforcement Services. She became a chief investigator in 2014 and has overseen investigations into both live and insolvent companies of all sizes.  Currently in addition to her day job, she is one of the project leads on the Director Education project which is a major part of the 5 Year Strategy for the Insolvency Service.

    Lee Robins – Enforcement Service Manager, Intelligence & Enforcement Service, Companies House

    Service Manager for Intelligence & Enforcement, Chartered Manager and career civil servant with over 30 years’ experience in Companies House, working in many areas including Enforcement, Policy, Operations and Business change. In January 2016 Lee worked on the People with Significant Control (PSC) legislation and leading the Companies House compliance efforts. In 2018 he was heavily involved in the UK’s successful FATF assessment and in 2019-20 he led the Companies House elements of the 5MLD transposition concerning discrepancy reporting. In his current role he is now working hard to prepare for the challenges that will come from the biggest changes that Companies House has seen since 1844.

    Alan Draycott, Official Receiver, The Insolvency Service

    Alan Draycott, Deputy Official Receiver at Nottingham since 2007, with a strong focus on bankruptcy investigation, civil recovery and the production of Bankruptcy Restriction Reports.

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14 Dec 2021 Midlands Fraud Forum Winter Discussion
11 Nov 2021 Making Whistleblowing an Asset
14 Sep 2021 Perspectives on Gambling and Sports Frauds
06 May 2021 Perspectives on Financial Fraud
04 Mar 2021 Open Source Intelligence and how best to use it
14 Jan 2021 From Fraud Investigation to Court
15 Dec 2020 Midlands Fraud Forum Winter Discussion
24 Sep 2020 Policing Fraud
20 Aug 2020 Cyber, Fraud and Enforcement
14 Jul 2020 Fraud and Misconduct Risks Arising From Covid-19
18 Jun 2020 Crisis Fraud
24 Mar 2020 Cyber Fraud and Enforcement
09 Jan 2020 The Insolvency Service – “Lifting the Mist”
10 Dec 2019 Midlands Fraud Forum Debate
14 Nov 2019 Demystifying Employee Fraud Investigations
14 Nov 2019 Demystifying Employee Fraud Investigations - Repeat Event
11 Sep 2019 Cryptocurrencies
09 Jul 2019 Financial Fraud
04 Apr 2019 Cyber Fraud
24 Jan 2019 The Evolving face of Insurance Fraud
05 Dec 2018 Midlands Fraud Forum Debate
30 Oct 2018 Criminal and Civil Investigations
20 Sep 2018 Incident Management for Cyber Fraud
18 Jul 2018 Employee Theft of information, Cyber and GDPR
02 May 2018 Open Source Intelligence and Investigative routes
22 Mar 2018 Privilege in investigations
12 Dec 2017 Victimology
21 Nov 2017 Bribery and Corruption
04 Oct 2017 Anatomy of a civil fraud claim
11 Jul 2017 in inceptum finis est
21 Jun 2017 Cyber Fraud
18 May 2017 The Fraud Act 2006 – 10 years on
20 Apr 2017 Pension Fraud and Vulnerable Victims
28 Mar 2017 Operation Afflek
11 Jan 2017 Insolvency
17 Nov 2016 Piercing the corporate veil and money laundering
18 Oct 2016 Interviewing fraud & preventing mortgage fraud
14 Sep 2016 Public Sector and Healthcare Fraud
07 Jul 2016 Cyber Fraud
09 Jun 2016 Fraud Investigations
10 May 2016 Money Laundering and Disclosure in Criminal Cases
12 Apr 2016 Insurance fraud and vehicle leasing fraud
01 Dec 2015 The Winter Fraud Discussion
27 Oct 2015 How to interview about fraud
24 Sep 2015 Investigating Financial Fraud
18 Jun 2015 Investigative Interviewing
24 Mar 2015 Cybercrime - The changing landscape
22 Jan 2015 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
02 Dec 2014 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
19 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
13 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
16 Oct 2014 Investigative Interviewing Masterclass
23 Sep 2014 'Suspicion, Action, Results' An update on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
24 Jun 2014 Counter Fraud 2020: A Twelve Point Plan to Protect the UK
25 Mar 2014 Sport and Fraud
05 Dec 2013 Investigating Fraud, Local to Global
13 Oct 2013 Insolvency
04 Oct 2013 Confiscation Update
12 Sep 2013 Masterclass
20 Jun 2013 Data: the fraudster's nemesis
19 Mar 2013 Meet the Authors: Countering Fraud and Managing Fraud Risks
16 Jan 2013 Fraud, behind the scenes
11 Dec 2012 The Proceeds of Crime Act and Civil Recovery
24 Sep 2012 Tackling Business Fraud
29 May 2012 Fighting Fraud
26 Mar 2012 The Auditor and Fraud
02 Jan 2012 Fraud and Punishment: Increasing Deterrence through More and Effective Sanctions.
06 Dec 2011 Fraud: Your Solicitor or the Police? - a Debate
12 Sep 2011 Fraud, reporting to and investigation by police
19 May 2011 Buyer beware: Minimising fraud in procurement
04 Mar 2011 The Bribery Act 2010
14 Dec 2010 Masterclass
13 Oct 2010 (MTIC (Carousel) Fraud in UK and the EEC)
14 Jul 2010 Testing the Temperature of Your Anti-Fraud Culture
29 Apr 2010 The Intelligent Breakfast Briefing
16 Dec 2009 Interview with a Fraudster
01 Jul 2009 Fraud in the Public sector (Topics: Procurement and employee fraud and the Bribery Bill)
19 May 2009 Investigation Through to Prosecution
01 Dec 2008 Employee Fraud
24 Sep 2008 Mortgage Fraud
14 May 2008 Anti Money Laundering

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