Courts professions and regulation

Insolvency and climate change and environmental liabilities

INSOL Academics in Singapore on 1-2 April 2019 and the following day’s meeting of academics at the National University of

An inquiry into a liquidator’s conduct, some many years ago

ASIC has succeeded in obtained a court order for an investigation of the conduct of a liquidator, in relation to

Keay’s Insolvency – note from the authors – progressive updates since publication

As the authors of Keay’s, and in order to assist readers, we propose to make brief reference to law changes

ASIC’s review of liquidators for 2017-2018 – continued fall in complaints

This ASIC Report 610 has been released, with some interesting points to note, and questions raised. It largely expands on

Bills subject to scrutiny

That a bill is introduced into parliament after an extensive period of community consultation does not necessarily mean that it

The future of the insolvency ‘profession’

I was pleased to have given a presentation on the future of the insolvency profession, at Griffith University’s excellent Professional

Practitioner’s bankruptcy registration cancelled, and liquidator registration indefinitely suspended

A bankruptcy disciplinary committee has issued its reasons for deciding to cancel the registration of a trustee in bankruptcy, based

Hayne Report – banks and receivers and agricultural enterprises

The Hayne Royal Commission declined to examine the conduct of receivers appointed by banks, in particular over agricultural enterprises. Nevertheless,

The costs and time in administering justice

Newspaper analyses of the work of judges by reference to numbers of matters heard, words written and time taken can

Environmental regulator prevails over liquidators’ right of disclaimer – decision of the Supreme Court of Canada

The rights of an environmental regulator against an insolvent company prevail over the right of the company’s liquidator to disclaim

Liquidator’s right to disclaim contaminated land – important decision pending

Murrays Legal has reported for some time on the progress of an important issue of legal conflict before the Supreme

Does insolvency practice constitute a profession?

Those who specialise in insolvency law and practice, and restructuring, would no doubt consider they act professionally, however that term

Opportunistic and manipulative insolvency practitioners?

Insolvency practitioners’ (IP) remuneration for the work performed in administering an insolvent estate attracts public attention, much of which is

Professional body regulation of Australian insolvency practitioners

Having reviewed the current regulation of insolvency practitioners (IPs) by both ASIC and AFSA, ARITA is now examined, and to

Insolvency Practitioners Regulation Act (NZ) 2019?

A New Zealand government committee has recommended the passage of the long awaited Insolvency Practitioners Bill with some few amendments,

Bankruptcy trustees’ performance 2017-2018

AFSA’s Personal Insolvency Compliance Report 2017-2018 may be rather welcome in its positive reporting of its findings in relation to

More soft law – ARITA’s insolvency practice statements

ARITA has released a number of draft Practice Statements for comment.  These Practice Statements are designed to give ‘technical’ guidance

Revised draft of Australia’s 2014 insolvency code of practice

ARITA has released a consultation draft of its Code of Professional Practice for Insolvency Practitioners. This will be the 4th

New draft version of APES 330 – Insolvency Services

APESB has issued a long-awaited revision of its insolvency code – APES 330 Insolvency Services – with a view to

Liquidators – spending money to justify spending money

Charging a second fee to justify charging an initial fee might seem odd but this can be the case when

Liquidators: “… no obligation to conduct any investigations beyond the bare minimum …”

It has been said of liquidators that in no other profession is a highly qualified professional expected to work for

The Law in the Insolvency “Law” Reform Act 2016

The law has not been given much attention in the recent CLE and professional offerings on the new insolvency laws, with their

Singapore’s new debt restructuring regime – the steak knives are out

Competition between courts and the legal regimes in which they operate is perhaps an odd concept, contrary to the image