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Current issues in receivership masterclass


1 November 2017

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Angel Court, London
Price: £55 (VAT exempt) members members
£99 (VAT exempt) associates
£129 (VAT exempt) non-members
Current issues in receivership masterclass

About this event

This masterclass will involve a review of the law relating to receivers, including the appointment of receivers and their powers, and a discussion of some current issues.

Topics include:

  • The appointment of a receiver, including traps to avoid
  • Discussion of receivers’ powers
  • How possession proceedings may be brought when a receiver has been appointed
  • Risks for the receiver, including whether a borrower can (as a matter of principle) seek an injunction to prevent an alleged sale at an undervalue 

This event is aimed at:

Solicitors, receivers, conveyancers and anyone working in a lender in-house legal team or legal services.

Feedback from 2016 legal masterclass attendees:

"Very good content and well presented keeping it interesting with plenty of interaction with the group"

"Good event - clear message"

"Clear instruction and presentation which provided the information in an easy to understand way and reconfirmed the appointment and relationship between lender and borrower"

"Useful reiteration of the law and interesting example of the issues that arise in practice"


UK Finance member rate: £55 (VAT exempt) UK Finance associate rate: £99 (VAT exempt)  Non-member rate: £129 (VAT exempt) 



0930 -1000    

Registration and refreshments

1000 - 1015  

Niraj Modha, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
Chris Maynard, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

1015 - 1045  

Concept of receivership and the appointment of a receiver
Niraj Modha, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

  • Why
  • When
  • How
  • Traps to avoid
1045 - 1100  


1100 - 1145  

Exercise of receiver's powers and mortgagee's concurrent remedies - the legal machinery
Chris Maynard, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

  • Management
  • Sale by receiver
  • Interventions by the mortgagor
  • Possession by mortgagee
1145 - 1230  

Pitfalls of receivership and recent case law
Chris Maynard, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
Niraj Modha, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

1230 - 1300  

Lunch and event close

Chris Maynard

Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Chris practises in the field of property litigation and related disputes. His clients include foreign governments, business entities, charities, local authorities, trustees and individuals. He has a long-standing interest in the law of mortgages dating back to the introduction of mortgage market regulation and the risks of sub-prime lending, later realised in the financial crash of 2007/08. He has acted both for institutional lenders and for borrowers. He claims to be temperamentally attracted to representing the underdog which, in most mortgage cases, he says means individual borrowers. He aims to bring a whiff of controversy which will challenge the audience.



Niraj Modha

Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Niraj Modha was called to the Bar in 2010 and has practised at Tanfield Chambers since 2011. He specialises in property and commercial litigation and arbitration. He deals with all property matters, but he particularly enjoys tricky real property claims involving easements, boundary disputes, rent charges, land registration, and receivership, and landlord and tenant claims involving insolvency and forfeiture.

Within the last twelve months, Niraj has successfully represented clients in four multi–day trials involving prescriptive rights and trusts of land in the Chancery List at Central London, and in the First–tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). His interests include classic cars and travel, which is just as well, because the last court hearing in which he was instructed by receivers in June 2017 involved a trip to the County Court at Truro.

Tanfield Chambers

Tanfield is a leading set in property law and a ‘force to be reckoned with’ across all aspects of commercial and residential real estate litigation and ADR. We have unrivalled experience of enfranchisement and service charge issues.


Angel Court

5th Floor, 
1 Angel Court
30 Throgmorton Street

Nearest tube stations: (Approx. 5 minutes walk)

Liverpool Street (Central line, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan, London Overground and TfL Rail)

Bank (Central, DLR, Northern, Waterloo & City lines)

Moorgate (Northern line)

Contact us

Jenna Yeap

Telephone: 020 7706 3333

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