What’s on …. insolvency and related conference and seminars 2017 into 2018

A list of conferences for the rest of the year, into 2018 in some of which one or other of the team at Murrays Legal is involved or presenting. Questions welcome. 2017         23-27 August Melbourne Forum, Japan 31 August-2 September BFSLA Brisbane 4 September Asian Insolvency Law Reform, Melbourne 4-7 September IAIR […]

The new Code of Banking Practice – what and when?

In evidence before the Senate Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers on 11 August 2017, the Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers Association, Anna Bligh, said that the Code of Banking Practice is currently being re-written.   “The industry has taken the view that the code should be approved by ASIC. If so, it […]

ABA’s Anna Bligh and bank lending reforms

Anna Bligh, the Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers Association, has recently spoken of the “strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the banking sector and the restructuring and advisory sector”, including how the industry plays an integral corporate advisory role when small businesses are going through tough times. In preparing her published speech for the ARITA conference, […]

Pay your tax debt now – only $…99.99

While a retailer’s $99.99 is a typical example of psychological pricing, the Tax Commissioner’s figure of $8,453,699.99 is not. Rather, is it the amount claimed by the Commissioner from Philip Whiteman, in on-going proceedings connected with Whiteman’s claimed involvement in unlawful phoenix activity. The Commissioner succeeded before Justice Davies in obtaining summary judgment in that […]