The International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation is launching its first ever Scottish network, to connect and promote the success of women in insolvency and restructuring professions.

IWIRC Scotland is the Scottish branch of IWIRC, which fosters national and cross-border relationships and has networks operating in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Co-chairing the new network are Lucy McCann and Elaine Petterson, both partners at leading Scottish and UK law firm Brodies LLP, specialising in insolvency and restructuring. The group is keen to attract new members from across the insolvency and restructuring sector, at all levels in their careers.

Co-chair Lucy McCann said: "The launch of IWIRC Scotland aims to provide members with a platform to reconnect with each other, and to provide opportunity to those who may have missed out on vital networking over the past two years. It's also a forum through which relationships can be built, within the Scottish market and beyond."

Co-chair Elaine Petterson added: "Circumstances over the past two years have resulted in significant change for our sector, including unprecedented market trends and new regulations to help businesses and individuals manage the challenges of the pandemic. The network will promote discussion around the topics that matter most for our sector, as well as the sharing of knowledge, views and ideas."

The launch event for IWIRC Scotland will take place on Thursday 21 April at Brodies' Edinburgh office at Capital Square, and is open to members and non-members. To register your interest in attending, email [email protected]