Keay's Insolvency: Personal & Corporate Law and Practice 10th edition Book+eBook

Keay's Insolvency: Personal & Corporate Law and Practice 10th edition Book+eBook

By Michael Murray, Jason Harris


$228.00* RRP

Date: 28/06/2018

Code: 42109079

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Major insolvency reforms became law in Australia in 2017 with more pending in 2018.

Keay’s Insolvency is the only insolvency text book that covers:

  • The new law introduced by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 that finally commenced in September 2017;
  • The safe harbour reforms under s 588GA of the Corporations Act that commenced in August 2017;
  • The ‘ipso facto’ reforms that commence on 1 July 2018 (subject to the final regulations);
  • The proposed one-year bankruptcy reforms and the reforms to debt agreements under the Bankruptcy Act;
  • Other insolvency reforms pending in 2018;
  • The latest case law to May 2018.

Importantly, Keay’s Insolvency now includes a detailed chapter on the restructuring of insolvent businesses, including in the context of a safe harbour process, outside the formal regimes of the Corporations Act.

Those studying and practising in insolvency now have an authoritative text covering all current insolvency and restructuring law and practice in Australia. The text is now in its 25th year of publication with this, its 10th edition.


  • Introduces readers to the significant changes under the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 in relation to practitioner registration and regulation; the conduct of administrations including notice and meeting requirements, remuneration determinations and reviews, rights of creditors, and powers of the court and the regulators;
  • A new focus on corporate restructuring law and practice and arrangements outside the context of formal insolvency, explained as a separate discipline, but also in the context of the latest innovative approaches to Pt 5.3A deeds of company arrangement and Pt 5.1 schemes;
  • Updated commentary on international and cross-border insolvency, tax, employment, banking and personal insolvency;
  • Updated with the latest PPSA law and practice;
  • Explains the roles of the courts and of the duties of lawyers acting in insolvency;
  • Increased emphasis on the legal and regulatory requirements of ASIC, AFSA and ARITA, the Courts’ rules and the ATO requirements;
  • An explanation of the fundamental purposes and aims of insolvency with a robust commentary on the problems with the current regimes and with ideas for change;
  • Insightful Foreword by Richard Fisher, Commissioner of the Harmer Inquiry, including supporting the authors’ call for a new Harmer inquiry into insolvency.


Michael Murray is a lawyer and writer, publishing through Murrays Legal, on insolvency and related law and practice. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, a government nominee on bankruptcy registration and discipline committees, a Fellow of the UNCITRAL Co-ordination Committee Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Jason Harris is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, and continues to teach and write extensively in the area, in particular in corporate law and restructuring. Jason is a government nominee on bankruptcy registration committee, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a member of INSOL International and a member of the Insolvency and Restructuring Committee and Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section) and an academic member of ARITA.

Each brings his respective knowledge, experience and thoughts to this important area of law and practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Insolvency - The Law, Policy and Current Issues

2. Introduction to Bankruptcy and its Administration

3. Going Bankrupt – Voluntary and Compulsory Bankruptcy

4. The Impact of Bankruptcy

5. The Recovery of Assets for Creditors

6. The Administration of the Bankruptcy

7. The End of a Bankruptcy and Beyond

8. Personal Insolvency Agreements

9. Debt Agreements

10. Introduction to Liquidation and Its Administration

11. Voluntary and Compulsory Winding Up

12. Provisional Liquidation

13. The Effects of Winding Up

14. Assets Available to the Liquidator

15. The Administration of the Winding Up

16. Criminal Offences and Civil Actions Against Company Directors

17. Termination of the Winding Up: Deregistration and Reinstatement

18. Receivership

19. Voluntary Administration

20. Deeds of Company Arrangement

21. Restructuring and Workouts


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