Regulation/Legislation

The risks of tapping proceeds of crime for fees

O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken. Never presume to position yourself between the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and an allegedly ill-gotten dollar. As O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken has discovered, and as is detailed in the matter of The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Pharmacy Depot Hurstville Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 1571 the outcome is unlikely to prove favourable to…

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Do you bit for insolvency law reform!

Registered trustees, debt agreement administrators & other insolvency practitioners – can you help with research on personal insolvency law? A Melbourne Law School PhD study is researching the options available for people who are over-indebted, including bankruptcy and debt agreements. Nicola Howell’s study is focusing on the impacts of the different options on debtors, including the extent to which debtors improve their financial situation and…