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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Case Note: Ko v Hall and Ors [2020] VSCA 224

On 4 September 2020, the court of appeal handed down its decision in Ko v Hall and Ors [2020] VSCA 224. The main issue in this case was whether a determination by the medical panel made outside of the time frame prescribed by s 2...

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Lawyer and athlete George Mourani optimistic about the future of Sports Law in Australia

This year Hunt & Hunt was appointed to the National Sports Tribunal Assistance Panel. We had a chat with Lawyer and athlete George Mourani about the assistance panel, his sporting background, and why Hunt & Hunt chose t...

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Victorian Court of Appeal rules on third party unfair preference payments

On 5 August 2020, the Victorian Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Cant v Mad Brothers Earthmoving Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 198, providing clarity on the circumstances in which a third party payment may amount to an unfair pre...

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Landlords’ “Super Priority” for unpaid rent of insolvent tenants

Introduction With the full impact of Stage 4 Restrictions on Victorian businesses yet to be felt, the Federal Court of Australia decision in Ford (Administrator), in the matter of The PAS Group Limited (Administrators Appointed) ...

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Using your super powers: Why you should register your interests to obtain PMSI super priority

Introduction In March 2020, the Federal Government introduced measures to reduce financial pressure on businesses and individuals caused by COVID-19, including Job Keeper and extensions of time to comply with statutory demands a...

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