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Tips for briefing experts

If you’re briefing experts in court proceedings, or are in the business of giving expert evidence, two really important cases were handed down in the past month. Collectively the cases run for about 1,400 paragraphs, so I haven’t been able to finish a cash summary for my followers. As I run a busy practice, it may take…

When might you need a solvency report?

1. Preventing a winding-up application (most common type) 2. Fighting a voidable transaction claim that the Liquidator says occurred when the company was insolvent (very common) 3. Trying to stave off bank recovery or foreclosure action 4. Proving to the board of directors that a Voluntary Administration or #safeharbour proposal is the only option 5.…

QuickBooks is a ‘kept book’

It’s official, #QuickBooks is a ‘kept’ ‘book’ for the purposes of the Corporations Act, thanks to a WA Supreme Court decision handed down last Wednesday. 7 barristers and a day of hearings, lead Justice Tottle to this groundbreaking conclusion. The issue was in relation to whether or not a liquidator could rely upon QuickBooks in pursuing various voidable…

Solvency despite poor liquidity?

Whether a company is solvent or not is not determined by assets being greater than liabilities or even a string of profits. What is required is to look at whether the company can pay those liabilities within a reasonable time, from all of its available (and accessible) assets. But could a company be solvent, even where currently…