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Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Do you owe money? Complicated debt issue? Debts keeping you up at night? Take control of your situation with expert legal advice.

Our expert bankruptcy lawyers regularly deal with bankruptcy, corporate insolvency including liquidation, administration and receivership and all related legal issues.

Bankruptcy Lawyers – (Personal Insolvency)

Bankruptcy is the legal process of formally declaring you are unable to pay your debts. Once you have been declared bankrupt a trustee is appointed to manage your bankruptcy. There are a range of obligations you must comply with once you are declared bankrupt including reporting all debts, incomes and assets to your trustee and making repayments if your personal income exceeds a certain sum.

When you owe money, there are many options available to you.  You can pay all your debts in full and on time, but this isn’t always possible. 

The best plan for you depends on:

  • your asset position,
  • the debts owed and who they are owed to;
  • how your debts are structured, for example you may have companies or trusts,
  • your income and expenses, and
  • most importantly – your plans for the future.

Our expert bankruptcy lawyers regularly deal with bankruptcy, corporate insolvency including liquidation, administration and receivership and all related legal issues. 

The team and plan we will put together for you:
  • takes into account your individual circumstances – we listen!
  • draws on our experience – we are the experts!
  • helps you achieve the best possible outcome – you win!
Insolvency Lawyers – Business/Company Insolvency

Insolvency occurs when a business cannot pay their debts by the due date. The most common methods of dealing with insolvency in Australia are voluntary administration, liquidation and receivership.

Are you a bankruptcy trustee, liquidator, administrator or receiver?  You can also take advantage of our specialist insolvency knowledge.

When debts are pressing, you sometimes need advice from insolvency professionals other than lawyers and we can connect you with the best people to help you.  The network of insolvency professionals we draw upon have done it all from restructuring small businesses right up to some of the largest corporate insolvencies in Australian history.

Liquidation Lawyers

Liquidation of a company is also known as “winding up” a company. Liquidation occurs when a business is no longer financially viable to operate and becomes insolvent. All business operations cease and the process of selling all of the business’ assets begins. All monies received from asset sales are then used to pay any business debts e.g. creditors, shareholders.

Business winding down? Ready to move on? To ensure you meet all your legal obligations, seek expert legal advice from our experienced liquidation lawyers.

Our Proven Expertise

Matters our lawyers have handled include:

  • advising people considering bankruptcy, including one individual who allegedly owed over $40,000,000,
  • assisted with the process by which bankrupts can end their bankruptcy early (called “annulment”),
  • acting for a franchisee to have a provisional liquidator appointed to a franchisor who refused to pay franchise fees (or staff wages) – resulting in a suitable settlement arrangement,
  • advising on statutory demands and bankruptcy notices – often resulting in arrangements which do not result in bankruptcy or liquidation,
  • negotiating with the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO“) concerning unpaid tax debts,
  • providing advice of all kinds to company administrators, liquidators and receivers,
  • acting for liquidators to recover preferential payments made to certain creditors which are unfair to other creditors,
  • acting for company directors against the Australian Securities and Investments commission (“ASIC“) – including when allegations are made concerning very large amounts of money,
  • preparing deeds of company arrangements – which enable companies to keep trading with an arrangement in place with creditors, and
  • acting for secured creditors to have receivers appointed and recover secured assets, including entire operating businesses.
How We Can Help

Our expert bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers are experts in this field of law and will work hard to ensure you get the best possible result for your individual circumstances or your business’s situation.

Why Choose Us?

You will be talking to a real expert, local to you. You will not be treated like a number, but as a real person. Get expert advice, not just what you want to hear, in a language you can understand not legal jargon.

Office Locations

You can meet with our expert bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers at any our local offices or by telephone or video-conference.

Need Advice?

Call now. Speak to an expert bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers on 1800 999 529, email mail@qslaw.com.au or submit an enquiry below.

Reach out to us. 24/7.

Brisbane CBD:

Level 2
102 Adelaide Street
Brisbane City

Gold Coast:

1/2406 Gold Coast
(Cnr Markeri St.)
Mermaid Beach


99 George Street
(Opposite Court
Cnr York Street)


141 Shore Street West
(Opposite Cleveland
Train Station)


Shop 1
689 Cusack Lane

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