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Bankruptcy Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading bankruptcy lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have demonstrated experience and industry knowledge in navigating personal insolvency. We approach insolvency with technical competence and expertise to align with our clients’ commercial objectives.

Why Choose Us in Ballarat and Central Highlands?

By engaging with leading bankruptcy lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, this places you in the best position to ensure that you are well looked after and cared for by lawyers that understand financial challenges, legal complexities, commercial and operational risk management.

We have developed a strong reputation in being able to work with a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine, Daylesford, and the broader Central Highlands region. We understand that personal insolvency requires specialist lawyers that have technical expertise, understand market conditions, and navigate situations of financial distress.

Our team of leading bankruptcy lawyers deliver early assistance, tackle complex legal issues, analyse key issues, explore viable options, manage risks and formulate practical strategies.

When you choose Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we ensure:

We believe in delivering real expertise in personal insolvency to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our bankruptcy lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

Your personal insolvency experience matters to us, and we believe that you should have reliable, accessible and transparent personal insolvency services.

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our personal insolvency team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality personal insolvency services.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, we operate and maintain a trust account that is regularly reviewed and audited so that you can have a peace of mind when you transfer your money with us, it is protected and secure.

We understand that you want to feel financially comfortable knowing that you are supported by the right people with the right resources.

That’s why we ensure that our trust accounts are properly audited and reviewed. Our personal insolvency lawyers across Ballarat, Beaufort, Daylesford & Castlemaine are also assisted by a team of support staff.

We make accessing our personal and corporate insolvency services easy, transparent and reliable, so that your experience with us feels complete and assured.

That’s why when you engage with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers as your chosen insolvency and restructuring lawyers, we are committed to providing you accessibility. We have physical offices fully staffed with support teams situated across Central Highlands: Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford. Our head office is situated in Ballarat.

When engaging us, you can also connect with us online, by telephone, or by email. We are committed to ensuring high quality customer service so that your personal and corporate insolvency experience with us is seamless.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our insolvency and restructuring lawyers are there to ensure that their technical capabilities and strategies align with clients’ desired outcomes.

With experience and industry knowledge, our lawyers are able to navigate complex personal and corporate insolvency issues. Our lawyers work closely with clients to understand their circumstances and develop strategies that align with their needs.

Furthermore, our insolvency and restructuring lawyers understand that legal disputes should not be viewed in a vacuum, and that insolvency should be approached with commercial soundness and practicality.

Guided by technical expertise and experience in personal insolvency across Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, we are a valuable asset and proactive resource because of our ability to deliver responsive commercial advice.

“By engaging with Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers bankruptcy law experts, we ensure our personal insolvency work is technically competent and reliable to provide clients with practical advice.”

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What is Bankruptcy Law?

Personal insolvency, also known as bankruptcy law, affects individuals in their personal capacity. When insolvency occurs, the company or individual is unable to pay their debts as they become due and payable. Further, an individual may be asset-rich but insolvent if their debts cannot be paid when due.

Bankruptcy can often be a complex area to navigate with significant regulatory and legislative frameworks, stakeholder interests, and financial implications that may flow from an insolvent situation. When collaborating with a bankruptcy lawyer, a bankruptcy lawyer adopts a multidisciplinary approach. They may investigate and analyse the underlying legal issues, provide crisis management support, and develop practical solutions to address a client’s distressed situation.

The legal services in commercial and business law may involve:

  • Issuing Bankruptcy Notices
  • Application to Set Aside Bankruptcy Notices
  • Debtor’s Petition
  • Creditor’s Petition
  • Commencing Legal Proceedings
  • Annulments
  • Filing for Bankruptcy
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Advice
  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Commencing Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Legal Advice
  • Negotiating with Creditors
  • Property Disputes
  • Defending against Bankruptcy Proceedings

With substantial experience across all jurisdictions in Australia, our bankruptcy lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have acted on behalf of trustees and have provided insolvent clients with practical and commercial representation.

“With substantial experience across all jurisdictions in Australia, our team of bankruptcy lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers provide clients with practical representation.”

What Practice Areas are in Bankruptcy Law?

Practice areas involving bankruptcy law can cover a broad range of circumstances and situations. With relevant expertise and specialisation, bankruptcy lawyers apply lateral thinking and experience to the unique circumstances of each individual.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our bankruptcy lawyers can assist you in all aspects, including:

  • Asset recovery for secured and unsecured creditors
  • Creditors affected by Insolvent Debtors
  • Creditors’ Rights and Obligations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Enforcement of security (including PPSA)
  • Distressed Acquisitions and Asset Sales
  • Early Diagnosis of Legal Issues relating to Bankruptcy
  • Due Diligence Review of Security and Assets
  • Priority Disputes and Competing Security Interests
  • Acting on behalf of Trustees
  • Assist with the Defence of Litigation brought by Insolvency Practitioners

Frequently Asked Questions.

The term, bankrupt, carries a statutory meaning from the Bankruptcy Act 1996 (Cth). The Bankruptcy Act 1996 (Cth) defines a bankrupt as a person against whose estate a sequestration order has been made, or a person who has become bankrupt by virtue of the presentation of a debtor’s petition.

Insolvency carries a statutory meaning in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) defines a company as solvent if, and only if, the company is able to pay all its debts, as and when they become due and payable. However, if a company is not solvent, then the company is insolvent.

Proof of debt is part of the formal insolvency process that involves creditors notifying a trustee of the amount of debt owed to them, and how their debts may have originated. Creditors generally lodge a proof of debt to a trustee to enable the trustee to calculate the appropriate distributions to be made.

In summary, when a person becomes bankrupt, the property of the bankrupt vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. The term, property of the bankrupt, carries a statutory meaning as defined in the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth).

Generally, a person may become voluntary or involuntary bankrupt.

Voluntary bankruptcy may arise when a person presents a debtor’s petition and the debtor’s petition is accepted by the Official Receiver. Otherwise, involuntary bankruptcy may occur when a Court makes a sequestration order against a person.

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Our Bankruptcy Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Ben Green

Special Counsel

Are you looking for a bankruptcy lawyer? Call us on (03) 5331 1244 to get in touch and arrange an appointment with a member of our bankruptcy team.

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