With over 210 years of collective experience between them, Greg, Mark and the team have the knowledge and practical experience to ensure that you are fully equipped to understand your financial options. The team at Bennett Jones will work closely with you on your journey to financial recovery.
A licensed Insolvency Practitioner and non-practising solicitor, Greg has decades of experience in the financial and legal sectors, using his knowledge to assist people in complex monetary matters.
Greg acts as a trusted Nominee and Supervisor for anyone entering debt solution schemes like Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). As a member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, he also provides free, no-obligation advice to solicitors experiencing financial difficulties.
With more than 10 years’ experience of personal IVAs, Mark is passionate about helping people manage their journey from being unable to manage their debts to financial stability.
Mark works hard to ensure that our processes and systems make the experience of resolving your debts as easy to understand and manage as possible – from having someone available to clearly explain matters to you to keeping your information confidential and secure.
IVA Proposals team
Your first point of contact with us is likely to be with a member of our IVA Proposals team. This team will discuss the various debt relief options available, and only once you are sure that an IVA is the right choice for you will we explain the proposal process. The team will then make sure we have all the financial information and documents we need to be able to prepare a proposal which can be presented to your creditors.
Creditors Meetings team
When your IVA proposal is put to your creditors they will be asked to vote in favour of it. Our Creditors Meetings team record all votes received and deal with any questions or issues which are raised by creditors.
Once your IVA is approved, our Supervisory team will take over and will look after your IVA for the next few years. They will be in regular contact with you and always on hand to help with any questions you may have. The team is dedicated to working with you to make sure that your IVA is successful and results in you being debt-free.
Finance and Accounts team
Both you and your creditors need to be fully confident that your money is in safe hands. Your creditors need confidence that your IVA will be administered as it should be and that they will receive the payments due to them.
The Insolvency Practitioners Association conduct regular monitoring inspections to ensure we have effective and fully compliant processes in place for looking after your money. We use sophisticated and robust case management software to manage receipts and payments, and all client funds are held in a separate bank account to the firm’s. We are also insured against the misappropriation of funds; every client’s case is separately insured to cover against this remote possibility.