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BBC Moneybox host to compere financial expert Frenkel Topping conference

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Frenkel Topping has secured award-winning presenter Paul Lewis, host of BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox, to chair its annual Deputy Day conference.

The longstanding champion of financial issues will host the conference in May, which is a day dedicated to issues facing professional deputies when dealing with the financial affairs of the injured people they represent.

He will also chair the Question Time event, a segment wherein journalists and guests can quiz expert panellists on an array of topics.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to confirm that I will be hosting the Frenkel Topping Deputy Day 12th Annual Conference.

“The financial challenges facing people who have suffered catastrophic injury are complex, and it is paramount to ensure that every individual receives the best possible settlement, both to meet their needs in the short term and to secure their financial future.”

The event is designed and run by Frenkel Topping, a national independent financial advisory firm which specialises in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Paul – who has also featured on BBC Radio 5’s Wake Up To Money, BBC One’s Rip Off Britain, and regularly contributes to BBC News – will be joined by a programme of esteemed speakers from the judiciary Court of Protection for personal injury and clinical negligence legal profession.

He has presented Money Box on Radio 4 since 2000 and appears on a number of other radio and television programmes. He writes for Saga Magazine, Radio Times, Financial Times, and Money Marketing, having been a freelance financial journalist since 1986.

He has won many awards since then, with the most recent being the Headline Money Financial Broadcaster of the Year 2017, and now holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.

He was also voted Consumer Champion 2017 by the Chartered Insurance Institute. In 2018, he was the Kames Capital broadcast journalist of the year.

He will be addressing an audience of around 200 professional deputies and sector specialists.

Mark Holt of Frenkel Topping said: “Deputy Day is now one of the most well-established industry events out there, and to have someone like Paul on board is testament to its calibre.

“His knowledge of finance and the financial sector is unmatched, and we feel his advice on the day will be hugely beneficial to attendees.

“We work with professional deputies on a daily basis. The conference provides the only premier platform for them to come together and discuss current issues, best practice and upcoming regulatory change in the industry.

“Our consultants have advised many of the UK’s leading law firms and barristers on settlements and investments for their clients. We are passionate about ensuring that those who have suffered a catastrophic accident aren’t taken advantage of and are provided with the best possible outcome to their case.

“The Deputy Day is a way of bringing together industry practitioners to learn from the experts and keep up to speed with the latest developments.”

The Frenkel Topping Deputy Day will take place on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the Kimpton Fitzroy, London.