Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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Clearing vegetation for bushfire protection

As the Australian fire seasons become longer and more intense, everyone in the community must plan and prepare as best as possible. Property owners are reminded that the majority of structures are lost to ember attack, rather than...

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Limiting an Administrator’s Liability- Section 447A of the Corporations Act

Although section 443A(1) of the Corporations Act ("the Act") provides that Administrators are liable for the debts they incur in the performance of their functions as Administrators, a recent Western Australian judgment discusses ...

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Application for Examination Summons – Full and Frank Disclosure is a Fundamental Requirement

A recent Western Australian judgment confirms and sets out the requirements for, full and frank disclosure when seeking orders for examination[1]. Griffin was the wholly owned subsidiary of Devereaux Holdings Pty Ltd. The Deed ...

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