Mark Gowans

Set-off Defence Gains Ground in Unfair Preference Claims

July 4, 2018

Is Morton v Rexel Electrical Supplies Pty Ltd [2015] QDC 49 (Rexel) gaining ground across Australia? In 2015, Queensland District Court Judge Searles...

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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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A Safe Harbour From Insolvent Trading?

June 22, 2017

In late March 2017, draft reform legislation in relation to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (“the Act”) was introduced as part of the...

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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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Liquidator’s Beware – Selling Assets of an Insolvent Corporate Trustee

February 15, 2016

Can a liquidator of a Corporate Trustee sell assets previously held in the name of that trustee if the Company is no longer...

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Litigation Funding in Recovery Proceedings

February 15, 2016

A “make work scheme”? Can liquidators pursue preference claims which, in isolation, may do no more than pay for the cost of the...

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A Personally Injured Bankrupt?

February 15, 2016

Does damage to “body, mind and soul” in commercial proceedings amount to “personal injury”? In Garrett v Mildara Blass Limited [2015] SASC 176...

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The Final Report is Out – Where to Now?

May 31, 2015

The Personal Property Securities Act… 3 years on Unless you have been living under a rock, every person in business has probably heard...

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Share it Fairly but don’t Take A Slice of My Pie!

May 31, 2015

Consequences of insolvency in the context of claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) This has been...

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Calling All Failed “Blockheads” – Building Works Gone Wrong

March 19, 2015

Many of you may have been inspired to build a new house or renovate your existing house/property by television shows such as “The...

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Receivership: Post Appointment Employee Entitlements

March 19, 2015

To pay or not to pay? That is the question What is receivership? Receivership is a form of external administration which may apply...

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Protection For Small Lessees

January 10, 2013

Consumer protection is of paramount importance The Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) was implemented to regulate the leasing of retail premises...

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