Category: Fraud and Insolvency

Thinking of buying or selling property during COVID-19? If so, keep these hard learned lessons in mind…

7-May-2020 Fraud and Insolvency,Property By Jamal Bakalian

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales released on 23 April 2020, Deligiannidou v Sundarjee [2020] NSW SC437, provides us all with a timely reminder that more than ever, we need to be hypervigilant about the clauses in our Contracts...

How a Balanced Mediation May Tip the Scales in your Favour…

13-May-2019 Family Law,Commercial Disputes,Fraud and Insolvency By Simone Green

Mediation is an alternate dispute resolution process that offers a non-litigated pathway to resolving disputes. Mediation attempts to reach mutually beneficial outcomes for those involved in a dispute (‘the parties’). Mediation is generally voluntary...

Entrepreneurs to benefit from new bankruptcy laws

29-November-2017 Fraud and Insolvency By Mark Streeter

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 Fraud and Insolvency,Bankruptcy By Mark Streeter

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 Mark Streeter

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 Mark Streeter

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. The issuing of a bankruptcy notice should not be taken...

Revenge porn perpetrators to be criminally prosecuted in NSW

16-December-2016 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Mark Streeter

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 By Mark Streeter

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 emerging...

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

2-December-2015 Fraud and Insolvency,General By Mark Streeter

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...