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SPER registering PMSI’s

Anecdotally we are noticing an uptick in QLD State Penalties Enforcement Registry actions whereby personal property (like trucks and motor vehicles) are having security interests registered against them by SPER for relatively small debts (say less than $10k). According to SPER, their enforcement action rights include the ability to register a security interest on the…

Federal Court dabbling in insolvent trustee company law

Another case on trusts and insolvent corporate trustees was handed down recently, this time by Derrington J in the Federal Court. Much longer decision than the Amerind, High Court, one recently! Main things to take away: — sham unit trust created when members of a community put money together for the purpose of purchasing properties —…

Court confirms the super power of PMSI’s

Purchase Money Security Interests (“PMSI”) really do have a super power, according to a Full South Australian Court decision handed down on Friday. Case name: Samwise Holdings v Allied Distribution Finance [2018] SASCFC 95 The Court granted a PMSI holder a priority over 40 motorcycles above a first-in-time registered general security holder. The facts were:…