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

  • 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.   Précis 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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  • set aside statutory demand

    What are the grounds to set-aside a statutory demand?

    Summary Pursuant to section 459G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) a company may apply to have a statutory demand set aside within 21 days of its service. The application must be supported by an affidavit filed with the Court and served on the other party. Under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) there are 4 […]

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  • deed

    What is the difference between a deed and an agreement?

    A deed and an agreement are two types of legal instruments that are sometimes used interchangeably. However, in fact, they are two very different species and their incorrect use may have adverse consequences on certain transactions. A deed is an instrument that must be “signed, sealed and delivered”, in writing and gives the strongest indication […]

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