BusinessBusiness RecoveryBattle of Brittain and Christine

Battle of Brittain and Christine

Christine Hamilton is well known for being ubiquitous. But you would think the last place the wife of bankrupt former politician Neil Hamilton would want to be is in a room full of insolvency practitioners.

Link: Hamilton’s house dispute ends

In one of her more daring stunts, Christine has accepted the Insolvency Lawyer’s Association invitation to speak at their dinner in York next July, beating her attempts to clear London buses on a spacehopper with her husband on her back.

The evening promises to be an interesting one, as Baker Tilly’s no-nonsense IP Louise Brittain, who happens to be Neil’s trustee, has also accepted the ILA’s invitation to be at that dinner.

Practitioners have said the ILA’s choice of after dinner speaker is ‘quite interesting’ and are expecting sparks to fly once the ladies get together.

Brittain and Christine have been at odds ever since Neil was made bankrupt two years ago. The former MP’s wife did not hide her disdain for her husband’s trustee, referring to Colin Haig, the head of business recovery at Baker Tilly as an ‘odious little man’ in Louis Theroux?s TV documentary about the couple.

Insiders say she has battled Brittain every step of the way, claiming, for instance, their Cheshire home was in her name and therefore not part of Neil’s assets.

Related Articles

Carillion collapse: The week so far and industry reaction

Business Recovery Carillion collapse: The week so far and industry reaction

5d Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Kingston Smith & Partners appointed trustees in bankruptcy of ex-Newcastle United footballer

Business Recovery Kingston Smith & Partners appointed trustees in bankruptcy of ex-Newcastle United footballer

5d Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Carillion: PwC appointed as special managers – what happens now?

Business Recovery Carillion: PwC appointed as special managers – what happens now?

1w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Investment firm acquires Avon Steel Company Limited

Business Recovery Investment firm acquires Avon Steel Company Limited

1m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Manchester law firm enters into administration

Business Recovery Manchester law firm enters into administration

1m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
KPMG appoints new global head of insolvency

Business Recovery KPMG appoints new global head of insolvency

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
EY hired by Carillion to review finances

Accounting Firms EY hired by Carillion to review finances

6m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Using insolvency as a debt recovery tool

Business Recovery Using insolvency as a debt recovery tool

7m Emma Smith, Managing Editor