White papers

Studies and reports about important issues in law, finance and insolvency


  • What is the role of solicitors in the formal restructuring of insolvent SMEs?

    The Coronavirus economic meltdown has already led to some quick changes to Australian bankruptcy and insolvency law. However, as the basic tools for dealing with insolvency remain the same, it is worth looking at the general regulatory landscape and asking, what is the role of lawyers? And what should that role be?

  • Introduction to the Personal Property Securities Register

    The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) commenced on 30 January 2012 and with it revolutionised the validity, enforceability and priority of security interests in personal property. This whitepaper outlines the function of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR), of which acts as a single “noticeboard” to the public of registered security interests in personal property.

  • Value pricing and pricing innovation

    In the age of the development and reliance on information technology (IT), the legal profession is undergoing a significant makeover in terms of the type and delivery of legal services. This whitepaper offers a perspective on the ways that lawyers attribute value to their work, the effect of IT on the legal profession and invites the reader to consider innovative ways of pricing legal services.

  • The 9 Best Ways to Reduce Your Legal Spend in Commercial Litigation

    In a profession that favours the use of hourly billing, one of the challenges that faces entrepreneurs or a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) is the management of the legal spend of commercial litigation. This whitepaper offers insights to the best ways to reduce the legal costs of commercial litigation in the absence of a fixed fee retainer.

  • The 6 Archetypes of Debtors

    Which Mr Men character is your debtor? This whitepaper takes a light hearted look at the different types of debtors that Credit Managers and Financial Controllers may encounter in B2B debt recovery. The characterisation of debtors allows appropriate action to be taken to recover debts and write off debts that are unrecoverable.

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