Insolvency & incorporated law firms: lessons from Slater & Gordon’s troubles

Rights of clients are upheld by lawyers as part of their legal and ethical obligations. The incorporation of the law firm does not displace this…

The Cape Town Convention and the Personal Property Securities Register

Australia became a party to The Cape Town Convention which came into effect on 1 September 2015. The Convention is designed to facilitate aircraft financing…

The good, the bad and the ugly: pre-pack arrangements and phoenix activity for SMEs

This article considers the line between legal pre-pack arrangements and illegal phoenix activity for insolvent small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). By BEN SEWELL.  

The latest from the Federal Court: August 2014

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By THOMAS HURLEY.

The grim life of tenants living in the Willmott Forest

Liquidators appointed to a landlord company can now disclaim a registered lease. This could result in tenants being treated unfairly, and precludes tenants from protecting…