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Recent Work

  • Representing the liquidators of a construction company in complex commercial and construction proceedings involving a myriad of issues including, adjudication of proofs of debt, leave to proceed against a company in liquidation (section 471B of the Corporations Act), equitable liens of solicitors, and BICIPA claims.

  • Representing liquidators in successfully opposing an urgent application by the company’s former director to terminate the liquidation.

  • Successfully obtaining orders in the Sydney Federal Court on behalf of Deed Administrators pursuant to section 447A of the Corporations Act, that the requirement for the Deed of Company Arrangement to be executed within fifteen (15) business days of the meeting of creditors’ be waived or extended.

  • Applications for the appointment of Statutory Trustees pursuant to the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) in unusual circumstances; such as by a mortgagee of the property and trustees in bankruptcy.

  • Acting in insolvency matters such as winding up, bankruptcy proceedings, public examinations and applications to set aside statutory demands.

  • Representing interests of both medium and large banking institutions in relation to secured and unsecured recoveries, appointment of receivers and managers pursuant to registered mortgage debentures and drafting associated demands and appointment documents.

  • Advising directors in relation insolvency matters and attending the first creditors meetings as the director’s representative where in excess of 80 creditors attended.

  • Successfully representing liquidators alleged to be in breach of their duties as liquidators in federal court proceedings brought by former directors.

  • Preparation of complex Deeds of Company Arrangements and advice to Administrators on regarding terms and risks.

  • Providing advice to and assistance with the appointment of Administrators to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation which provided medical services to remote communicates, pursuant to the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth), including:
    (i) Gaining additional time for meetings to be held to allow time for the indigenous corporation to continue to provide services, even in administration; and
    (ii) Facilitating the administrators borrowing funds (without personal liability) to allow urgent and major repairs to be undertaken to land owned by the corporation.

  • Defending Trustees in Bankruptcy in a Federal Court Proceeding regarding complex trust and self-managed superannuation fund including representing the Trustees in Bankruptcy in urgent Injunctive proceedings brought by the Commissioner for Taxation and related proceedings on Appeal to the Full Federal Court.

Key Contacts

Jodie Graham

Jodie Graham

Associate Director

Body Corporate
Dispute Resolution
Insolvency & Restructuring