Insolvency Seminar

Insolvency Seminar

Seminar Part 1  

Course notes
We will forward the textbook Hockly’s Insolvency Law – an authoritative analysis of Insolvency Law, together with our course notes on insolvency to you two weeks in advance of the lectures in order to give students an opportunity to prepare for the seminar. The lectures will consolidate the course material, highlight relevant areas and answer queries raised on a practical level.

Seminar Part 2:

Lectures Day 1 + 2:
The law and practice of insolvent estates – lecturer will be a practising attorney.
Lectures Day 3:
Focuses on areas of particular importance to students – suitably experienced Liquidator.
Lectures Day 4:
Focuses on areas of particular importance to students – representative of the Master of the High Court or a Liquidator.

Seminar Part 3:

An examination of 100 marks is written. Students will receive a copy of the last examination paper written.

Seminar Part 4

Results and certificates available.

Lectures presented

In-house or by agreement at the South African School of Paralegal Studies (Gauteng/North West).
08h30 – 12h30 + 13h30 – 16h30 with 30 min breaks in-between for each session (total: 7 hrs per day for 4 days = 28 hrs).


Seminar dates are arranged by mutual agreement


Suitably experienced and qualified practitioners.


Certificates are awarded by the South African Institute of Legal Training on completion of the seminar.

Syllabus of the Insolvency seminar

  • Introduction to the principles of insolvency, where we find the law that governs insolvency and an overview comparison of sequestration of the individual with company liquidation.
  • Voluntary Surrender – circumstances, law and procedure.
  • Acts of Insolvency – when is one vulnerable to sequestration.
  • Compulsory sequestration – the process and the rights and duties of the parties.
  • Provisional Trustee
  • Effect of a sequestration order – close consideration of the consequences of such an order.
  • Trustees and Liquidators – appointment and remuneration, rights, duties and activities. This to be considered in great detail.
  • Property and transactions of the insolvent – what property vests in trustee, what transactions can be set aside.
  • Meetings, Reports, Resolutions and Interrogations.
  • Claims – proving claims and the rights of creditors.
  • Sale of the estate’s property.
  • Trustees’ and Liquidator’s Accounts – Distribution and Contribution
  • Compositions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Offences and the criminal law
  • Retrospect on what effect our understanding of insolvency should have on our commercial dealings in, for example, credit transactions.

Who should attend these courses?

People working in an environment where legal knowledge or skills are required.
Legal assistants who want to specialize.

How can we arrange a seminar?

Contact us at:

OR simply phone the South African School of Paralegal Studies (Gauteng/North West) at (018) 786 1872 and indicate that you wish to discuss a seminar proposal and our course coordinator will assist you in meeting your specific needs.