Insolvency conferences, talks, books, articles and court hearings

We here at Murrays Legal are notified of many things happening or coming up – conferences, talks, books, articles, and court hearings and events.

Here are some.

As to events, we have

ARITA in far north Queensland 19-20 April

INSOL International in New York 29 April-1 May

UNCITRAL in New York 7-11 May, on MSME insolvency, recognition of insolvency judgments, corporate groups

RITANZ in Wellington 9-11 May, with Gabriel Moss QC, a report on the new Code, and a report from Australia


Traill’s insolvency bootcamps:

  • Sydney: 19th June
  • Melbourne: 21st June
  • Brisbane: 26th June

Association of Independent Insolvency Professionals (AIIP) Conference in Canberra 29 June, on the future, safe harbour, bankruptcy and more

INSOL Academics in London 13 July

TMA Conference on 12-13 September in Sydney

ARITA Conference Sydney 24-25 October

Traill’s Bankruptcy Conference 3-4 December

Insolvency Academics Network – December in Wellington NZ?


Court hearings

Coshott v Spencer, on the Chorley exception, is being heard by the High Court on 10 May 2018

And applications for special leave to appeal have been filed with the High Court in Linc Energy, and Amerind.


Books and articles

For those who use textbooks, mainly lawyers, there are these new books or new editions:

Fletcher’s The Law of Insolvency, 5th ed, 2017

Corporate Insolvency Law, by Finch & Milman, 3rd ed, 201

Ford, Austin and Ramsay’s Principles of Corporations Law, 17th edition, 2018.

Cross Border Insolvency: A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law, 3rd ed, Look Chan Ho) (ed), with the chapter on Australia by Scott Atkins

Insolvent Trading Trusts, 2017, by Peter Agardy

Annotated Personal Property Securities Act 2009, CCH, 3rd Edition Nicholas Mirzai and Jason Harris

PPS in Practice, Thomson Reuters 2018, Nicholas Mirzai and Christopher Athanassios

Barwick, Bankruptcy and the Human Dimension, Justice Andrew Greenwood, (2018) 92 ALJ 48

International Trade & Maritime Law in China, Peter Murray (ed), 2nd ed, Thomson Reuters, 2017.

Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2017, Sarra and Romaine, Thomson Reuters, 2018, being the papers from the conference of that name held in Vancouver, Canada, on 9 February 2018.

And two others that have crossed our virtual desk

Jigsaw – Patterns in Law and Literature, by Nicholas Hasluck, Scholarly Publishing, 2018.

And Geoffrey Robertson’s Rather His Own Man, Penguin Australia, 2018.


More in due course.

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