Seminars

Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference

12:05PM 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 safe harbour ends. What can be done pre-contract and post-formal insolvency appointment (e.g. voluntary administration) to ensure continued service is provided by subcontractors? After 6 months of many subcontractors trading whilst insolvent what’s going to happen next?

Ben Sewell, Principal, Sewell & Kettle

Upcoming educational seminars

  • UNSW Edge: SME Insolvency & Restructuring Critical Updates Webinar

    Ben Sewell will be presenting the following talk: 25 September 2020 may be an economic cliff for small-to-medium sized enterprises. If they are insolvent – what are their options? An analysis of whether the voluntary administration process is fit for purpose for SMEs To avoid the stigma of formal insolvency, when is informal restructuring effective? […]

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  • Thomson Reuters Building & Construction Law Conference

    12:05PM 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 safe harbour ends. What can be done pre-contract and post-formal insolvency appointment (e.g. voluntary administration) […]

    Learn more

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