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Extension of temporary COVID-19 relief from insolvent trading liability and statutory demands

Australia - September 8 2020 The Australian Government has announced that the operation of temporary COVID-19 relief measures for businesses in the hope of aiding distressed…

Emily Blight.

Lessors’ Priority Preserved: Implications for Post-Appointment Trading and DOCAs

Australia - August 13 2020 In its recent judgment involving the PAS Group of companies[1], the Federal Court held that rent payable by the PAS Group during an extension of the…

Aidan Douglas, Saskia van Loon, Macsen Nunn.

COVID-19 and adjournment applications: balancing due process with flexibility and customisation

Australia - June 16 2020 In recent months, the courts have determined numerous applications to adjourn substantive hearings due to the ongoing COVID19 crisis. We provide here…

Emily Blight, Rachel Cox, Rick Ruffolo, Alice Tyson.

Gunns liquidators prevail on peak indebtedness, set-off and the Court’s discretion

Australia - May 29 2020 This week, the Federal Court published judgments in three unfair preference claims brought by the liquidators of the Gunns Group. We acted for the…

Ben Bishop, Nicholas Mitchell, Ben Renfrey.

Fruit of the poisoned tree - examination summonses fatally tainted by improper purposes

Australia - March 31 2020 In a recent decision in the Supreme Court of NSW[1], Rees J set aside a liquidator’s bid to publicly examine two senior officers of the National…

Macsen Nunn.