Category: Fraud and Insolvency

When there seems nowhere to turn

24-May-2018 Fraud and Insolvency By admin

Fraudulent behaviour in the guise of blackmail was halted and a client’s peace of mind restored when Streeterlaw’s Fraud Recovery Team acted swiftly to nullify a serious situation. The client, a man of standing in the community, had received...

Entrepreneurs to benefit from new bankruptcy laws

29-November-2017 Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

Bankruptcy period to be reduced from three years to one year As part of the Federal Government's initiative to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and to reduce the stigma associated with bankruptcy, a proposed law – the Bankruptcy Bill – was...

The Creditor’s Petition: what all CFOs need to know

30-May-2017 Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

This article details the use of Bankruptcy Notices, Creditor’s Petitions and the impact these have on the estate of the debtor and, particularly, the recovery of a Judgment Debt. Chief Financial Officers and small to medium-sized enterprises also need...

Never ignore an Administrative Notice from a Trustee

28-May-2017 Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

Business owners who have been involved in transactions, commercial deals or transfers with a person who may have recently become bankrupt need to know where they stand and how to respond to an Administrative Notice. What is the importance of an...

Bankruptcy notices – the last resort of enforcement

16-March-2017 Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Mel Collins

Issuing a bankruptcy notice is often the last resort enforcement mechanism used by creditors to recover assets from a debtor. However, the knock-on effect can impact creditors and debtors alike. Streeterlaw Senior Solicitor Mr Evatt Styles said the...

Revenge porn perpetrators to be criminally prosecuted in NSW

16-December-2016 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Mel Collins

The widespread use of smartphones and social media has led to an increasing number of cases of ‘revenge porn’ in recent years. Revenge porn is the term used for the internet distribution (usually via texting or social media, eg. Instagram,...

Cases of ‘revenge porn’ rising

7-December-2015 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Evatt Styles

In an era where smartphones and posting on social media have became commonplace, the risk of intimidation or a breach of privacy through the posting of inappropriate or embarrassing digital content has escalated. “Revenge porn” is one...

Blackmail cases rising in online era, where invasions of privacy abound

2-December-2015 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Evatt Styles

What should you do when your confidential details have been fraudulently exposed? And are website privacy statements trustworthy? In June 2015, the NSW Legislative Council called for an inquiry into serious invasions of privacy in NSW. This follows...

Streeterlaw wins significant Supreme Court of NSW decision

18-March-2015 Fraud and Insolvency By Mark Streeter

A recent Supreme Court of NSW case has found that internal fraud litigation proceedings within an Australian company must be heard in an Australian court, even though the parent company is from New Zealand. The decision is now one of only two recent...

Streeterlaw instigates urgent freezing order to recover client’s money

Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Evatt Styles

When we were first retained by our clients, they were small business owners, who had spent two years in legal proceedings attempting to recover money from the defendant who had failed to rectify a number of building defects and non-performance under a...