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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Services

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If you or your company are in financial difficulty, Shine Lawyers may be able to provide solutions to get you back on track. Our team of expert, qualified insolvency law practitioners will provide solutions tailored to your situation.

Our services

Bankruptcy and personal insolvency services

Shine Lawyers’ dedicated insolvency law team assists individuals and small businesses in financial difficulty. We can help navigate Australia’s insolvency law regime to get the best outcome for you.

  • Are you considering bankruptcy or a Part IX consumer debt agreement but don’t know which option is right for you?
  • Are you being pursued by debt collectors?
  • Do you have too much debt and want to know your legal options?

We may be able to assist. Contact us today, or find out more about these services here.

Business recovery and company insolvency services

Shine Lawyers’ business recovery insolvency law team helps SMEs and their directors get back on a sound financial footing. Our business recovery and restructuring solutions are tailored to you and your business’ unique circumstances.

  • Are you the owner or director of a small or medium enterprise (SME) and experiencing financial or cash flow difficulties?
  • Are you behind in company tax payments and being pursued by the ATO?
  • Are you worried about insolvent trading and your personal liability for your company’s debts?

To learn more about our services, contact us or see our business recovery page.

Insolvency and commercial litigation

Our Insolvency Practice Group is expert in contentious insolvency and commercial litigation for the insolvency profession. We provide a full range of litigation and advisory services to insolvency professionals in relation to asset and debt recovery. We have the ability to offer fully funded No Win No Fee arrangements and are fully committed to the entire litigation process from beginning to end, regardless of the duration or obstacles encountered.

Debt Collection and Recovery

Shine Lawyers expert debt collection services team are able to recover unpaid debt and invoices on a no win no fee basis, meaning you avoid the commissions that other debt collection companies may charge.

The team have achieved great results for our clients, with all costs recoverable from the other side so that you don't lose out on any of the money you're owed.

Our Previous Case Examples

Vale v Sutherland [2009] HCA 26
Bankruptcy, validity of 139ZQ notice issued pursuant to Bankruptcy Act, where notice misstated the value of the property

Whalebone v Auto Panel Beaters & Radiators Pty Ltd (In liquidation) & Ors [2011] NSWCA 176 

Property, common mistake or unilateral mistake, procedural fairness.

QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited v Ekes [2011] FMCA 46 

Bankruptcy, judgment debt entered by consent in proceedings commenced prior to insolvency agreement, whether debtor’s liabilities released by the insolvency agreement.

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc v City of Swan & Ors (2010) 240 CLR 509

Corporations, deed of company arrangement, Corporations Act, s 444D(1), where DOCA purported to provide moratorium on and release of claims made by company’s creditors against persons other than the company – Whether provisions of DOCA binding on company’s creditors, whether DOCA void.

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