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representation in commercial disputes

  • Lawyers

    We specialise in advising clients with a commercial litigation or insolvency challenge. We represent clients in court, arbitration and mediation forums. We help businesses move forward by protecting their rights and solving their complex legal problems.

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  • Insolvency Advisers

    We provide consulting services to clients faced with an insolvency challenge. We deliver pre-pack insolvency arrangements and act as restructuring advisers for our clients. We explore all avenues (both formal and informal) to protect and recover value.

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  • Debt Agents

    We identify the root causes behind non-payment and use the full force of the law to efficiently recover debts and assets. We share risk with our clients and take responsibility for debt recovery. We give our clients comfort and certainty.

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Professional law and consulting firm

Sewell & Kettle are specialist lawyers and consultants with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. The firm has a business mind-set and are trusted advisers for accountants, business owners and directors, entrepreneurs, in-house lawyers and transactional lawyers.

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Blog

  • Cure Cancer Lab Tour

    Sewell & Kettle were very fortunate last week to be invited by Cure Cancer and The Can Too Foundation to participate in a tour of their cancer research lab at the University of New South Wales. Sewell & Kettle is proud that Cure Cancer is the charity the firm is supporting in fundraising efforts in […]

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  • When can you replace or remove a voluntary administrator?

    A voluntary administrator is first appointed by the directors of an insolvent company. Creditors may want to replace this voluntary administrator with another insolvency practitioner. The voluntary administrator may be removed or replaced: at first meeting of the creditors by a vote; by resolution under the Insolvency Practice Rules; or by a state Supreme Court […]

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  • How do you respond to an ATO garnishee notice?

    Summary: what is a garnishee notice? A garnishee notice is an order issued by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to a third party who currently holds or may hold funds in future for the debtor to pay an amount related to the debt directly to the ATO, circumventing the debtor. Put simply, the ATO is […]

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Upcoming educational seminars

  • UNSW CLE: Updates on Personal Property Securities and Insolvency

    CPD Units: 4 Objective: This seminar will cover important recent PPS cases and consider how they fit into the development of PPS law, PPSA registration issues, the insolvent trading safe harbour, pre-pack arrangements and illegal phoenix activity. Knowledge area: Substantive law Program: 8:30-9:30am – Key recent PPS cases with Graeme Tucker and Sharon Burnett (Clayton […]

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  • Hills District Accountants’ Discussion Group – Presentation on Phoenix Activity

    Ben Sewell will be presenting a seminar on phoenix activity to the Hills District Accountants’ Discussion Group. The questions for discussion will include the following: What is phoenix activity and why are we reading about it more now? What are the legal penalties for phoenix activity? Why isn’t there a specific law against it? Why […]

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