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Insolvency

I advise insolvency practitioners, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and debtors on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to receiverships, liquidations, administrations and compromises.

I have worked as an insolvency practitioner prior to entering private practice as a lawyer.  That experience has provided me the background to understand the financial and emotional pressures on the parties; the directors of cash-strapped businesses, and the flow-on effect that has on their lenders and suppliers.  I am able to provide sound, reliable and speedy advice in situations where stress levels are running high.

I specialize in advising on the terms of practitioners' appointments, indemnities, liabilities of directors, security priority issues and the sale of assets and businesses.

My insolvency litigation experience has included:

  • Validity of appointment opinions;
  • Court approval of liquidators remuneration;
  • Voidable charges and transactions;
  • Applications for directions by receivers and liquidators;
  • Advising on priorities of securities interests;
  • Setting aside related party transactions;
  • Actions against directors for reckless trading;
  • Setting aside Court ordered liquidations;
  • Advising on protecting, or busting trusts, after events of insolvency.