PPSA, Debt Recovery, Business & Commercial Agreements - Interactive Recording

This is it! Your last chance to square away your CPD points before the March 31st deadline! Don't fret if you've left it to the last minute – we've got you covered. Join us for a jam-packed day to fulfill your CPD requirements. With dedicated sessions across 10 key areas of law, including ethics, professional skills and practice management to ensure you achieve real learning outcomes. Earn all your CPD units in just one day. Secure your spot now before it’s too late!

Thursday, 28 March 2024
10.45am to 11.45am PPSA: Updates & Practical Strategies
  • PPSA overview & update
  • Issues for secured parties covering creation, perfection and enforcement
  • Case law update

Presented by Robert Murphy, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley

12.45pm to 1.15pm Networking Lunch
11.45am to 12.45pm Latest Developments in Debt Recovery
  • Gain the latest information on developments in debt recovery. Work through the latest cases and best practice strategies to ensure success.
    Presented by Jim Johnson, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
1.15pm to 2.15pm Business Succession: Structuring Buy and Sell Agreements
  • When a Buy and Sell Agreement is needed
  • What to consider before drafting the Agreement
  • Key clauses and their purpose
  • Valuation methodologies and insurance

Presented by Anna Cruckshank, Director, Aubrey Brown Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Business Law

2.15pm to 3.15pm Tax Implications for Sale of Business: The Key Issues to Have on Your Radar
  • Critical tax issues associated with the sale of a business
  • Share sale vs asset sale: GST, stamp duty and income tax considerations
  • Earnout arrangements
  • GST: supply of a going concern
  • Stamp duty: pre-sale restructuring

Presented by Amanda Comelli, Partner, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Business Law


John Snelgrove, Principal, Snelgrove Herman Lawyers


Mr. Robert Murphy, Special Counsel, Mills Oakley
Robert Murphy is a banking and finance lawyer based in Sydney and has been practising for over 15 years (including two years in London). He has been with top tier firms in Australia and was with an international firm in its Sydney and London office for over ten years. Robert’s experience includes acting for lenders and borrowers in relation to general corporate lending, property and construction finance, asset backed lending, asset finance, debt capital markets and structured finance. He has acted for the major Australian banks, US and Chinese banks along with borrowers including developers, mining companies, healthcare companies and technology companies.

Mr. Jim Johnson, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
Jim Johnson was admitted to the Bar in August 1991 having practised as a solicitor since 1975. He is currently also a casual lecturer at UTS in the insolvency elective. Jim has lectured extensively in relation to insolvency topics over the last 20 years including interrelationship and crossover between deceased Estates and bankruptcy and family law and bankruptcy. Whilst his practice is generally regarded as personal and corporate insolvency that brings into play most areas of general commercial securities and conveyancing practice.

Ms. Amanda Comelli, Partner, Brown Wright Stein Lawyers
Amanda Comelli is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Business Law and currently sits on the Law Society's Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee for Business Law. With more than 10 years' experience as a business lawyer, Amanda provides commercial and corporate law, tax law and estate planning advice to businesses and business owners. Amanda likes to keep her practice broad, to provide her clients with well-rounded and practical legal advice. Amanda has acted for a range of clients including both private and public companies, accountants, financial planners, retailers, business owners, manufacturers, individuals (including high net worth individuals) and not-for-profit organisations. She is also a founder of the Women in Tax Discussion Group, which is hosted monthly by Brown Wright Stein, as a forum for female tax professionals to meet and discuss recent key changes in tax law in a relaxed and supportive environment. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys travel, fitness, and spending time with her family. She has also represented Australia in several international karate tournaments!

Mr. John Snelgrove, Principal, Snelgrove Herman Lawyers
John is a Principal of Snelgrove Herman Lawyers, Sydney, an Accredited Specialist in Business Law, and a Notary Public. He has 40 years’ experience advising a diverse client base of Australian and overseas clients with varied property, commercial and corporate interests. He is a director of client and other companies and has practical commercial experience. He advises on business structures and restructuring; intellectual property, licensing and franchising; real estate and business acquisitions/disposals/financing; and FIRB applications. His focus is on fostering long term client working relationships with the aim of providing an holistic approach to the delivery of legal services. John is an avid supporter of community programmes for disadvantaged youth and pro bono legal services. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Sydney and has for many years sat on its Youth Services Committee. He is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector through a philanthropic foundation as well as the arts community with a particular interest in emerging artists.

Ms. Anna Cruckshank, Director, Aubrey Brown Lawyers
Anna’s career with the firm began in 1990 when she worked full time while completing her legal studies. Anna was admitted as a lawyer in 1994 at the age of just 22. She gained experience in a broad range of legal areas for her own client base and discovered a passion for Commercial Law. She became the youngest ever partner of the firm in 2001 and was unanimously elected to take on the role of Managing Director in 2011. Anna delivers effective, personalised advice and is highly skilled at meeting the demanding timeframes commonly required to achieve her clients’ outcomes. She works closely with clients from a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, medical, registered clubs, construction, childcare, hospitality and wineries/vineyards. In 2019 Anna attained the prestigious qualification of Accredited Specialist Business Law. She is also an Accredited Company Director with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Anna currently holds Committee and Board positions with UDIA, Gosford Erina Business Chamber and Regional Development Australia. A strong advocate for supporting the local community in which she has lived all her life, Anna ensures the firm remains as active as it has always been in the support and sponsorship of various local groups and organisations. On a personal level, she is an honorary Director of the Stan Ralph Foundation, a trust which administers funding for the support of local indigenous children, and a Director of the Gulang Trust.


PPSA, Debt Recovery, Business & Commercial Agreements - Interactive Recording


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CPD Points 4
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