Richard Turton Award

Richard Turton Award

Richard Turton Award Competition 2021

Richard Turton had a unique role in the formation and management of INSOL Europe,
INSOL International, the English Insolvency Practitioners Association and R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals in the UK.
In recognition of his achievements, these four organisations jointly created an award in memory of Richard. 

This award for the best paper will be presented at the INSOL Europe congress in Dublin, 3-6 March 2022.

The award is open to applicants who fulfil the following criteria;

  • is a national of a developing or emerging market country;
  • works in or studies in the field of insolvency & restructuring law and practice*;
  • is under 35 years of age.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be invited to attend the INSOL Europe Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 3-6 March 2022 all expenses paid.
  • Write a paper of 3,000 words on a subject of insolvency or turnaround agreed with the panel.
    This paper will be published in summary in one or more of the four Member Associations' journals and in full on their websites.
  • Be recognised at the congress and receive a framed certificate of the Richard Turton Award.

Application deadline: 1 December 2021

If you fulfil the application criteria and are able to meet the application requirements, you are invited to apply by sending your CV, a 200-word statement outlining why you should be chosen, and the title of your proposed paper with a brief synopsis** to [email protected] 

Applications will be adjudicated by a panel representing the four associations.

Their decision will be made by 4 January 2022 to allow the successful applicant to co-ordinate their attendance with INSOL Europe. 

* Students satisfying the nationality requirement, but studying in another country, are also eligible to apply.

** The content of the paper must constitute original work / research and may not constitute research that has previously been published, for example as part of a dissertation or thesis submitted as part of a university qualification or for a competition other than the one currently being applied for. Where limited previous research will be included as part of the paper, the synopsis of the paper that accompanies an application should make this clear and should provide the necessary detail as to the extent of the use of previous research. Should a paper consisting of limited previous research be selected as the winner, the paper itself should likewise indicate where the previous research was published as well as details regarding any financial support provided as part of that research.

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What our winners have said...

"The Richard Turton Award was for me, in 2005, and continues to be today, a launching pad for young people in the field of insolvency. I definitely urge my colleagues, who are at the beginning of the road, to capitalise any chance offered [...] because people of indisputable value are waiting for them, with open arms, to guide their steps in the world of insolvency.”

Lavinia-Olivia Iancu, 2005 Winner

"This award meant a lot to me. I was the first person in Hungary who won this award. My name has become known in the Hungarian judicial and academic community, and my paper also brought international recognition through Eurofenix: it was cited [...] and read all over the world."

Róbert Muzsalyi, 2016 Winner

"In the context of systemic crisis caused by COVID-19, the Richard Turton Award represented a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the problems of insolvency legislation in Latin America. [...] Winning the award has allowed me to consolidate as part of the new generations of lawyers who spread this branch of law."

Carla Cervantes Villacorta, 2020 Winner

To read more on these testimonials, click here for the article in Eurofenix, INSOL Europe's Journal.

Richard Turton Award Winners