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TPD lawyers
August 4, 2017

Case study: Landmark bankruptcy case win

Shine Lawyers’ Insolvency Law Practice has won a landmark decision for a deserving client in the Western Australian Supreme Court, confirming for the first time under Australian law that the proceeds of Total and Permanent Disability insurance policies (TPD policies) belong exclusively to the TPD claimant, and are beyond the reach of creditors in bankruptcy. […]

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June 29, 2017

Credit Application Forms: Five common issues and how to avoid them

The simple Credit Application Form can make or break the debt recovery efforts of your organisation. By ensuring your Credit Application Form is properly drafted, you can avoid issues that often arise when trying to reclaim unpaid debts and protect the financial stability of your organisation. See below for five common issues that arise when reclaiming debt, […]

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June 15, 2017

Reclaiming unpaid debt: How to get your money back

Not only can unpaid debts put an unnecessary strain on both you and your business, they can seriously jeopardise customer relations. There are many reasons why an individual or business may be failing to follow through on their unpaid debts, and the steps you should take to reclaim funds will depend on the debtor’s situation. Read […]

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June 9, 2017

Small business owners targeted by ATO disclosure policy

Unprecedented power for the ATO In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced that from 1 July 2017 the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will now be able to disclose tax debt information on businesses to credit reporting bureaus such as Dun & Bradstreet, Veda and Experian. This policy has been on the Government’s […]

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January 13, 2017

Why many businesses hit financial trouble in 2016

It appears that 2016 was a rough year for many Australian businesses. We saw some of our favourite stores begin to shut down or go into administration. According 9Finance, over 9000 businesses collapsed in the last financial year with insolvency professionals tipping 2017 to be another big year. When a business is unable to pay […]

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June 17, 2016

Tips for avoiding bankruptcy

Bankruptcy occurs when you cannot pay your debts. To avoid bankruptcy, you can seek help from a financial counselling service, community legal centre, registered trustee, registered debt agreement administrator, Lawyer or Accountant. These people are professionals and will usually advise you on debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements. A Debt Agreement is an act of […]

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