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CPN LEGAL MASTER CLASS: Insolvent trading and expert insolvency evidence

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To celebrate the launch of the new CPN Legal Master Class Series, we invite you and your colleagues to attend an insolvency master class focussing on insolvent trading and expert insolvency evidence.

Part 1 – 7.30am to 8.15am  |  Insolvent Trading – Debts & Defences

The time when a debt is incurred is a critical issue to consider when mounting or opposing an insolvent trading claim. Led by Peter Fary and Carl Moller from the Victorian Bar, the first part of this master class will examine the complex issues surrounding the time when debts are incurred for the purposes of insolvent trading claims including:

  • Debts arising from continuing contractual arrangements.
  • Debts owing to revenue authorities.
  • Judgment debts and restitutionary debts.

The landscape of the statutory defences to insolvent trading is shifting. Part 1 will also discuss the existing statutory defences, the effect of the changes that are expected and how practitioners will need to respond.

Part 2 – 8.30am to 9.00am  |  Expert Evidence – Proving & Disproving Insolvency

Proof of insolvency is a fundamental issue in many liquidator’s claims and a matter of expert evidence. Overwhelmed by the volume and apparent complexity of expert witness statements, practitioners can fall into the trap of assuming that an opponent’s expert has proved insolvency.

Led by Andrew Yeo and David Vasudevan, two experts from Pitcher Partners Insolvency Division, Part 2 of this master class will critique the process of proving insolvency, will unpack solvency reports and provide practitioners with useful tools to unravel the mystery that is expert insolvency evidence.

Questions & Answers

Part 1 and 2 will include an opportunity to ask questions of our presenters.
This master class will be facilitated by Innis Cull, Senior Manager – Pitcher Partners Insolvency Division.

Date: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Venue: Pitcher Partners - L19, 15 William Street, Melbourne
Time: Registration at 7.15am for 7.30am start - 9:00am
CPD: Delegates are entitled to 1 CPD per hour
RSVP: By COB Friday 4 August 2017

A light breakfast will be provided. 
Please advise any dietary requirements when registering.

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CPN Webcast Series

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CPN BREAKFAST BRIEFING: Is your client a property developer?

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With increasing values of property in the major cities and elsewhere, Baby Boomers are starting to investigate how they can realise that value and become more financially self-sufficient. 

We are seeing a greater number of not only Baby Boomers but typical small to medium clients looking to realise these assets in the most tax effective way possible. The conflict is however between simple realisation that may be quite tax effective and the wish to be more involved to perhaps get a higher value and perhaps a better outcome.

This is not always the case and there are traps for the unwary that significantly impact the outcome.

Join the Pitcher Partners Property Consulting Group who will provide a briefing and analysis on the taxation issues affecting not only Mum and Dads but more substantial land realisations, subdivisions and developments, addressing topics such as:

  • Subdividing/developing the big family block
  • Jumping into a consortium with other property owners to sell/redevelop
  • Subdivision of acreage that has been rezoned
  • Development of the old business site

A number of tips and traps will be discussed to assist your clients maximise their opportunities regarding property gains and realisation (basically, what your clients need to know) and what the key tax issues are.

A detailed technical paper will be provided, however the session will focus on practical situations and guidance, with interaction and discussion encouraged. 

Event and location details

Monday 21 August | Penrith

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Penrith Serviced Offices, Level 1, 331 High Street

Breakfast will be provided.

Tue 22 August | Sydney

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Pitcher Partners, Level 22 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place

Breakfast will be provided.

Wed 23 August | Wollongong

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Wollongong Golf Club, Corner Corrimal & Bank Streets

Breakfast will be provided.

Mon 28 August | Chatswood

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Mantra Chatswood, 10 Brown Street

Breakfast will be provided.

Tue 29 August | Parramatta

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Parramatta Novotel, 350 Church Street

Breakfast will be provided.

Wed 30 August | Casula

Registration at 7.45am for a 8.00am start. Concluding at 9.30am.

Country Comfort Hunts Liverpool, 2415 Camden Valley Way

Breakfast will be provided. 

If you would like to register for additional people, please submit a separate form for each person. If you’re a CPN member, the member’s discount is extendable to your colleagues. 

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