Pleash (Liquidator) v Tucker and the production of documents in public examinations: whether trust assets are ‘Examinable Affairs’

In Pleash (Liquidator) v Tucker,[1] the Federal Court makes clear that the scope of ‘examinable affairs’ in public examinations pursuant to section 597(9) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) does not extend to assets that are only potentially available to a prospective defendant. For example, this includes a beneficiary’s interest in the assets […]

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When a trading trust goes bust: the aftermath of the Killarnee decision

Many modern businesses are carried on through a “trading trust”, with a private company serving as trustee. However, while this type of arrangement is not uncommon, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about correct protocol when a corporate trustee becomes insolvent. Questions arise such as: What happens with the corporate trustee is wound […]

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The first reported foreclosure in Queensland for 35 years – an innovative litigation solution

In June 2018, we assisted one of our government clients to achieve an innovative solution that delivered benefit for both the agency and its defaulting borrower whose security property was in significant negative equity – the first reported foreclosure in Queensland since 1981. The result provided the agency with protection, control and costs savings, and […]

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