Seminars

Sewell & Kettle Lawyers seminars

The new small business restructuring process: How will this affect insolvencies in 2021?

The Law Society of New South Wales, Level 3, 170 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000 10 March 2021

The government undertook massive fiscal outlays and implemented extraordinary law to forestall business small business insolvency in 2020. Insolvency law expert Ben Sewell takes a critical look at the usefulness of the new small business restructuring process and streamlined liquidation…

Construction Law Symposium – Sydney

Sydney 18 June 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm

How to Manage Subcontractor Insolvency No business insolvency tsunami occurred in 2020 – what’s the outlook for 2021? The presentation will cover new the restructuring process for subcontractors and emerging trends in insolvency for subcontractors.

Past seminars

Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference

Sydney 1 December 2020

9:45AM How to manage subcontractor insolvency During COVID-19 the Government has strongly signalled that SMEs may continue to trade whilst insolvent (and created supporting statute). The risk to builders and developers is that their subcontractors will fail once the COVID-19…

Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Half-Day Program

The Law Society of New South Wales, Level 3, Training Room 12 March 2020 1:00pm - 5:15pm

Participants will hear from a range of industry professionals including Ben Sewell on topics such as: Where formal (voluntary administration) and informal (safe harbour) restructuring is heading Inquiry into insolvency reform Australia’s anti-turnaround culture and lack of faith in business…

Building & Construction Law Conference – Brisbane

Mercure Brisbane 28 November 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm

 9:50AM – Ben Sewell (Principal), Sewell & Kettle Lawyers The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Phoenix activity update and insolvency reform The new insolvency reforms commenced on 1 July 2018 impacting the right to terminate contracts triggered by insolvency…

Building & Construction Law Conference – Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney 26 November 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm

 9:50AM – Ben Sewell (Principal), Sewell & Kettle Lawyers The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Phoenix activity update and insolvency reform The new insolvency reforms commenced on 1 July 2018 impacting on the right to terminate contracts triggered by…

NNWLS Hobart CLE

Rydges Hobart 7 November 2019  - 8 November 2019 Thurs 11:00am - 5:00pm & Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

North & North West Law Society – Hobart CLE Enjoy beautiful historical Hobart, the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and obtain all CPD requirements over this two day catered event, featuring a conference dinner with canapes, drinks, and a…

Parramatta Commerce & Industry – Phoenix Activity Presentation

University of Western Sydney, Building ET (ground floor) 21 August 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ben Sewell will be presenting a seminar on phoenix activity to the Parramatta Commerce and Industry CPA. The questions for discussion will include the following: What is phoenix activity and why are we reading about it more now? What are…

UNSW CLE: Updates on Personal Property Securities and Insolvency

UNSW CBD Campus, Theatre 3, Level 6, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney 24 July 2019 8:30am - 12:45pm

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…

IPA Parramatta Discussion Group – Phoenix Activity Presentation

Parramatta RSL - The Hunter Room 15 May 2019 7:00pm

Ben Sewell will be presenting a seminar on phoenix activity to the IPA Parramatta 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…