Registration and discipline processes

Insolvency practitioners as employees

Updated on 5 March 2024 to refer to a 1996 Explanatory Memorandum in bankruptcy which says that, despite the case law,

Liquidator discipline outcome – reasons unknown

A discipline committee has cancelled the registration of a liquidator but declined to publish its reasons for doing so. ASIC

Reprimand and more for a liquidator – that’s about as much as we know

By a media release ASIC has reported that a disciplinary committee has decided to reprimand a liquidator, Nicholas Crouch, under

Diversity and inclusion in insolvency

Diversity in the qualifications, experience, knowledge and abilities of those in the insolvency industry is the subject of this article,

Liquidator’s registration suspended not cancelled, by agreement

In A liquidator disciplinary decision – some regulatory insights | Murrays Legal Commentary , I reported an AAT decision refusing

Liquidator’s registration cancelled by ASIC

A company liquidator has had her registration cancelled following a decision by a statutory disciplinary committee that she had improperly

Are industry and professional bodies’ disciplinary records protected from court scrutiny?

A liquidator had been the subject of disciplinary proceedings by ARITA in 2018. In later unconnected court proceedings, as a

A liquidator disciplinary decision – some regulatory insights

A decision of a tribunal in Australia gives some insight into the insolvency practitioner discipline processes introduced in 2017, which

Registration of a liquidator, on conditions – Mansfield

The AAT has confirmed that a corporate insolvency practitioner’s ‘exposure’ to bankruptcy as being one criterion required to be met

What’s up, or on, in insolvency, early in 2018?

The following commentary on submissions due, events and conferences, professional standards, international and local, hearings and case law*, all in

Liquidator conduct appeals – how long should they take?

The hearing of a challenge before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of a Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board, (now CADB),

Insolvency Law Reform Act – some real legislation errors

woodfer The changes effected by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 are now law with some parts having commenced on

The fine print in an ASIC form

With Australia’s new insolvency laws commencing this Friday 1 September, there is a late flurry of activity from the legislature

“a sad (but regrettably not uncommon) occurrence in contemporary professional life”.

“The personal circumstances of DDQ offer a sad (but regrettably not uncommon) occurrence in contemporary professional life”. A disciplinary tribunal

Bankruptcy trustees’ remuneration challenge – continued

A Victorian Supreme Court decision gives some background to the regulator’s decision to reduce bankruptcy trustees’ remuneration by over $277,000,

Liquidators – have your “policies and procedures” handy, or “propose to put them in place”, soon

New section 30B of the ASIC Act allows ASIC to ask a liquidator to produce the ‘policies and procedures’ relating to external administrations and

Protected: Law reform fixes needed to ensure protection of trustees and liquidators

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ASIC’s 2017 annual report – what to expect in insolvency regulation

Report 532 ASIC’s regulation of registered liquidators: January to December 2016 is a rather dense and detailed report which explains

Penalty privilege – one says hello, the other says goodbye

There are at least two unsatisfactory stories in this. The first one first. The High Court’s decision in Rich v

Appointing and Remunerating Insolvency Practitioners in Japan: The Roles of Japanese Courts

This excellent review of insolvency practice in Japan provides an instructive perspective for those of us from Western legal traditions,

Insolvency reforms – what to expect in the first few weeks

This explains what insolvency practitioners, and lawyers, may immediately confront in the first weeks or so of the new law,

Discipline process in insolvency — from 1 March 2017 – corporate

[a more detailed coverage] Replaces CALDB A discipline committee convened by ASIC under s 40-45 of the Corporations Schedule replaces

Applying to be a bankruptcy trustee – part 2

The interest in this topic is such that some further issues must be explained, for the benefit of applicants and

Applying to become a trustee in bankruptcy – some guidance from the case law

New rules on the application process to become a trustee in bankruptcy have applied from 1 March 2017. Briefly, they