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High Court upholds constitutionality of s596A mandatory examinations

Australia - March 22 2017 The High Court of Australia recently dismissed an application brought by former Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (QN) directors Mr Clive Palmer and Mr Ian…

Katherine Gough.

Powers of attorney and step-in rights as security interests?

Australia - October 4 2019 The status of Power of Attorney clauses and “step-in rights” provisions under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) remains an issue…

Craig Wappett.

Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016

Australia - March 31 2016 On 29 February 2016, the Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015 received Royal Assent. The resulting Act, the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth)…

“After the event” insurance - a new opportunity for litigation funding business models

Australia - November 19 2015 On 24 September 2015, the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (in liq) v Pitcher Partners[2015] VSC 513 ("APCH")…

A tip for liquidators of insolvent corporate trustees: appoint a receiver

Australia - August 7 2019 How should the liquidator of an insolvent trustee company ensure payment out of trust assets of the entirety of his or her remuneration and expenses…

Emily Barrett.