Approbate and reprobate – does an administrator need to inquire into the validity of their appointment?

Introduction On 9 May 2022, the Supreme Court of Brisbane handed down its decision in Stimpson v Allied Rural Pty Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) & Ors [2022] QSC 74. The case concerned an application by an admin...

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Full Court shuts down set-off as a defence to unfair preference claims

In Morton as Liquidator of MJ Woodman Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd v Metal Manufacturers Pty Limited [2021] FCAFC 228 ("Morton"), the Full Court of the Federal Court has delivered a resounding "No" to the question of whether set...

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Full Court overturns trustee’s win in McMillan v Warner

Introduction In McMillan v Warner (Trustee) [2022] FCACF 20 the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia allowed an appeal against a judgment made in favour of a trustee in bankruptcy who was successful in voiding a transfer ...

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Richard Arrage joins Hunt & Hunt’s Sydney Commercial Team

Hunt & Hunt is thrilled to announce that Richard Arrage has joined our firm as Special Counsel in our Sydney CBD team. Richard brings his expertise and knowledge of the transport and logistics industries to Hunt & Hunt,...

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Wendy Conceicao and Kylie Parker join Hunt & Hunt’s Sydney Property Team

Hunt & Hunt is pleased to announce that Wendy Conceicao and Kylie Parker have joined our firm in our Sydney based Property team. With more than 20 years of experience focused on property law, Wendy specialises in high value...

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Is it safe to rely on an artist’s impression when buying a new apartment ‘off-the-plan’?

As the term suggests, when buying 'off-the-plan' a purchaser can only assess what it is they will be buying from the plans and images provided by the developer. The detail and accuracy of the plans and images will vary from one pr...

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