Joint Insolvency Examination Board
Syllabus for the 2021 sitting of the examination
1st March 2021
The Joint Insolvency Examination Board has today published the syllabus for the papers for the 2021 sitting of the Joint Insolvency Examination, due to take place in November 2021.
The familiar structure of the syllabus has not changed. However, the opportunity has been taken to provide clarity and to update the list of procedures which may be examined. In summary:
• for clarity, the syllabus now makes it clear that questions on formal practice may focus on more than one procedure;
• for clarity, the list of entities (provident Societies etc) about which candidates sitting the Corporate Insolvency paper should have an awareness has been expanded to include similar such societies that are registrable under more recent legislation.
• for clarity, the list of procedures that are examinable in the Corporate Insolvency paper now includes Fixed Charge Receiverships alongside Receiverships under the Law of Property Act 1925; and
• the list of procedures that are examinable in the Corporate Insolvency paper now includes Arrangements and Reconstructions under parts 26 and 26A of the Companies Act 2006.
Two other additions have been made to the syllabus. Candidates will now be expected to have a working knowledge of (but will not be required to deal in detail with) the following:
• for candidates sitting the Personal Insolvency paper under the law relevant to Scotland, The Debt Arrangement Scheme; and
• for candidates sitting the Corporate Insolvency paper, the special insolvency regimes covering entities involved in defined industries or activities.
For full details, reference should be made to the syllabus itself which has been published with the changes highlighted in yellow.
There have been a small number of changes to the layout and format of the syllabus, none of which makes any changes to the syllabus itself. These have not been highlighted in the published syllabus.
The Joint Insolvency Examination Board believes that the changes that have been made are clear and self-explanatory, but if there are any questions, please address these by sending an email to
Stella Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org