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Insolvency & Restructuring

Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford.

With leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers in Ballarat, Beaufort, Castlemaine & Daylesford, Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have demonstrated experience and industry knowledge in navigating personal and corporate 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 insolvency and restructuring 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 and corporate insolvency requires specialist lawyers that have technical expertise, understand current market conditions, and can navigate situations of financial distress.

Our team of leading insolvency and restructuring 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 and corporate insolvency to create positive experiences for our clients. That’s why, we ensure that our insolvency and restructuring lawyers are experts in their field and have proven experience in their industry.

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

That’s why, as a leading regional law firm in Ballarat and Central Highlands, our insolvency and restructuring team are fully supported by our team of lawyers and support staff so that you can have access to high quality personal and corporate 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 insolvency and restructuring 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 and corporate 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 insolvency law experts, we ensure our personal and corporate insolvency work is technically competent and reliable to provide clients with practical and commercial outcomes.”

What our lawyers have to say.

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What is Personal and Corporate Insolvency?

Whether personal insolvency or corporate insolvency is adopted depends on the legal type of businesses conducted. Personal insolvency, also known as bankruptcy law, affects individuals in their personal capacity. In contrast, corporate insolvency, affects corporate entities. When insolvency occurs, the company or individual is unable to pay their debts as they become due and payable. Further, a company or individual may be asset-rich but insolvent if their debts cannot be paid when due.

Insolvency and restructuring can often be a complex area to navigate with significant regulatory and legislative frameworks, stakeholder interests, and financial implications that may flow from a distressed situation. When collaborating with an insolvency lawyer, an insolvency 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.

With substantial experience across all jurisdictions in Australia, our insolvency and restructuring lawyers at Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers have acted on behalf of liquidators, receivers and managers, as well as on behalf of companies (and their directors) and have provided clients with practical and commercial representation.

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

What Practice Areas are in Insolvency and Restructuring?

Practice areas involving insolvency and restructuring can involve a broad range of industries and markets. With relevant expertise and specialisation, insolvency and restructuring lawyers apply lateral thinking, industry experience and adapting to the unique business circumstances of a client. Blending legal acumen and commerciality, an insolvency and restructuring lawyer can provide advice to insolvency practitioners, creditors (both secured and unsecured), stakeholders, shareholders and directors.

At Nevett Wilkinson Frawley Lawyers, our insolvency and restructuring lawyers can assist you in personal and corporative insolvency, including:

  • Asset recovery for secured and unsecured creditors
  • Litigation for recoveries regarding unfair preferences, uncommercial transactions, and voidable transactions
  • Creditors affected by Insolvent Debtors
  • Creditors’ Rights and Obligations
  • Receiverships, Voluntary Administrations and Liquidations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Enforcement of security (including PPSA)
  • Distressed Acquisitions and Asset Sales
  • Deed of Company Arrangements
  • Conduct of Formal Insolvency
  • Liquidator Examinations
  • Advice to Companies on Disclosures and Insolvency
  • Restructuring of Debt Facilities and Instruments
  • Directors’ Duties and Obligations
  • Disputes involving Receiverships, Voluntary Administration and Liquidation
  • Early Diagnosis of Legal Issues relating to Insolvency
  • Due Diligence Review of Security and Assets
  • Statutory Demands and Winding-Up Proceedings
  • Corporate and Personal Insolvency Appointments
  • Leases
  • Priority Disputes and Competing Security Interests
  • Personal Liabilities arising from Continued Trading
  • Director and Shareholder Advice
  • Implementation of Corporate Restructures
  • Acting on behalf of Liquidators, Receivers and 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 an external administrator of the amount of debt owed to them, and how their debts may have originated. Creditors generally lodge a proof of debt to an external administrator to enable the administrator to calculate the appropriate distributions to be made.

A statutory demand is a corporate insolvency process available for creditors to show that a company is insolvent if a statutory demand is not complied with by a debtor. Statutory demands follow a prescribed procedure set out in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and Corporations Regulations 2001 (Cth).

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Our Insolvency and Restructuring Team.


Ben Franklin

Managing Partner

Ben Green

Special Counsel

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

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