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A collection of news and insights about our firm and developments in the law, finance and insolvency industries

  • How do you set up a trading trust?

    How do you set up a trading trust?

    A trading trust is one of the most popular vehicles for conducting a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) in Australia. This blog post describes the steps and documentation required for an SME to set up a trading trust in Australia. What is the typical structure of a trading trust for an SME? Two persons decide […]

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  • safe harbour

    Podcast on safe harbour from insolvent trading

    This podcast is a general introduction to the safe harbour from insolvent trading that is now available for company directors. It is particularly useful to directors of small-to-medium sized businesses looking for a general understanding of the new carve-out. In September 2017 a new safe harbour from insolvent trading was introduced to help company directors […]

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  • Phoenix company

    Podcast on phoenix activity

    This podcast is a general introduction to phoenix activity. It is particularly useful to directors and professional advisers looking for a general understanding of what phoenix activity is. The Federal Government has recently announced that it is going to get tough on phoenix activity in Australia. This position is also supported by the Federal Opposition. […]

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  • phoenix activity video interview

    What is phoenix activity and how does the law (attempt to) regulate it?

    Interview on Phoenix Activity: What is phoenix activity and how does the law (attempt to) regulate it? An in-depth discussion about phoenix activity and how the law attempts to regulate it. Interview of Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle Lawyers in October of 2018.   PrĂ©cis Paper   What is Phoenix activity and how does […]

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  • Charity fundraiser for Cure Cancer Australia at Sokyo at the Star

    Charity fundraiser for Cure Cancer Australia at Sokyo at the Star

    Sewell & Kettle are proud to support the efforts of Cure Cancer Australia. On Friday 5 October 2018 our firm held a charity fundraiser for Cure Cancer Australia at Sokyo restaurant at the Star. Which charity was supported? All monies raised by donations and the charity auction were donated directly to Cure Cancer Australia (https://www.curecancer.com.au/). […]

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