The regional economic outlook

The economic outlook in the months ahead. Inflation, interest rates and insolvencies: the three ‘I’s’ and how to deal with them.

Victoria Kerton, Regional Director, Commercial Banking, NatWest gives her views on the economy as we move from Government support and lock down, to re-opening the economy without Governmental financial ‘Life Support’.


Victoria is joined by Oliver Jackson and Alex Dawson from DMH Stallard who discuss:

– The economic outlook ahead, the good the bad and the unpleasant

– Repayment of Bounce Back Loans and CBILS

– A review of the 2021 Budget

– Re-introduction of Crown Preference

– How the changes brought about by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act could affect businesses in the coming months


Victoria Kerton, Regional Director, Commercial Banking, NatWest 20+ years market experience supporting UK management teams raise growth capital and acquisition finance – originating, structuring and executing debt mandates across the full Institutional, Corporate & Commercial franchise. She specialises in the mid-market, commercial segments and family businesses.


Jonathan Compton, Partner, Dispute Resolution, DMH Stallard Chair of event and specialist in domestic and international commercial litigation including banking and finance, regulatory and anti trust/competition practice.


Oliver Jackson, Partner, Dispute Resolution, DMH Stallard Specialist in insolvency and business recovery who advises directors, individuals, security holders and investors on all aspects of insolvency, corporate recovery and reconstruction.


Alex Dawson, Solicitor, Dispute Resolution, DMH Stallard Expert in sensitive and complex issues relating to shareholders’ and directors’ duties, professional negligence, consumer/business credit arrangements, regulated/unregulated lending activity with security issues, loan agreements and commercial fraud and enforcement.

About the authors

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Jonathan Compton


Specialist in commercial disputes, banking and finance, regulatory and anti-trust/competition law.
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Oliver Jackson


Specialist in insolvency and business recovery, advising Directors, individuals, security holders and investors on fraud and bankruptcy.
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Alex Dawson


Commercial litigator advising on breaches of contract, professional negligence, shareholder protection, directors’ disputes and fraud.

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