How low can we go – funding the insolvencies of assetless estates

Obvious as it is to say, insolvency involves limited or no money, and how to fund its existence as a

Reinventing Bankruptcy Law – Virginia Torrie

This is a very good book on Canadian insolvency law, sadly with no equivalent in Australia, as I explain below.

Courts ‘should be wary of [liquidator] disclaimers where environmental liabilities are to be passed onto taxpayers or innocent persons’

A court has set aside liquidators’ disclaimer of contaminated property on a challenge by the environmental regulator. Particularly in a

Insolvency and debtor in possession – hospital or home care?

If Joe thought he might have a serious medical condition, but did not want to go to hospital for a

Can a debtor resist a bankruptcy arising from COVID-19?

So far the courts in Australia have not had to deal with many creditors’ bankruptcy petitions against debtors in the

Insolvency Law Bulletin – June 2020

The latest issue of the Insolvency Law Bulletin has just appeared containing a wide range of topics in personal and

The evolution of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the case of the deed of company arrangement

This is a thoughtful and instructive article on the process of the historical development of the bankruptcy and insolvency laws

Climate change and the law

Here are details of two recent events on climate change and the law, followed by details of a range of

International Association of Insolvency Regulators’ Conference – 2019

Australia is attending and presenting at the annual insolvency regulators’ conference, along with regulators from the UK, the US, New