Facilitating restructuring and turnaround of companies in financial difficulty is one of the goals of Australia’s modern corporate insolvency laws. A recent case (Walton Constructions) has highlighted some of the […]
I’ve been reading over several ASIC statistical reports recently while working on my PhD and some figures really jumped out at me in the Series 3.3 (time series) report from […]
The case of Macks v Viscariello  SASCFC 172 considers a number of important issues relating to duties of voluntary administrators. The Full Court’s decision finalises a long-running saga involving several […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA) makes significant changes to how creditors’ voluntary liquidations are commenced from 1.9.17. This post will outline the changes to the commencement of […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (‘ILRA’) remakes the rules on creditor committees in insolvency (called ‘committees of inspection’ or COI). This post will explain the new law and […]
The second tranche of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (‘ILRA’) started on 1.9.17. Over the next week, I’ll be doing a series of short posts on specific aspects […]
I was interviewed last night on ABC News Radio on the topic of phoenix companies and director identification numbers. They uploaded the whole 5 minute interview online.
The commencement of the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) is generating confusion in the insolvency industry. This post discusses the commencement provisions and notes a recent decision in bankruptcy […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) imposes a range of new notification requirements for both personal and corporate insolvency practitioners. This post considers the scope of Div 35 of […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) consolidates the powers of the court into two primary divisions of the new Insolvency Practice Schedule.