"I love the person that smiles at trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection." Thomas Paine

Whether your business in distress or it is pursuing a business that’s struggling, our Insolvency & Reconstruction Team can provide you with the advice and connections to help you see light at the end of what may feel like a long and dark tunnel.


Some certainty in uncertain times

There’s an old Scottish proverb that states, “One may survive distress, but not disgrace”. And when the stakes are high, which in this instance they are, it’s important to rely on experts that can help you get back on the straight and narrow. The courts and the media take a very dim view of companies that take unethical actions when in distress or creditors who pursue struggling debtors using unlawful means.

Madgwicks’ Insolvency & Reconstruction Team provides strategic legal advice to liquidators, administrators, receivers, trustees, companies and debtors. As part our approach to being ‘connected’, we have developed long-standing relationships with Australia’s largest and boutique corporate turnaround and insolvency management firms.

Whatever your situation is, our approach to helping you has some fundamental principles. We make ourselves accessible, at the Partner level, and go into problem-solving mode as soon as we’ve been briefed. We’ll call a spade a spade – but we’ll work around the clock to give you options.

But most importantly, when working with us you will get a commercially thought-out recommendation based on the facts, your position, and your long-term future. Our experts have been doing this type of work for decades.

Whichever side of the problem you are on, you’re going to need your sleep. We’ll take over the worrying for you and work out a pathway that will dig you out of any holes that have been created. Contact our team today to ensure that ‘distress’ is as bad as it gets – not disgrace.

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John Caridakis Partner
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Angelo Conti Partner
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David Galbally AM QC Partner
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Peter Kennedy Partner
P : +61 3 9242 4700 Click to email
Sazz Nasimi Partner
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Catherine Ballantyne Special Counsel
P : +61 3 9242 4766 Click to email
Debra Dunn Special Counsel
P : +61 3 9242 4728 Click to email
Cassie O’Bryan Senior Associate
P : +61 3 9242 4762 Click to email
Grant Walker Senior Associate
P : +61 3 9242 4737 Click to email
Ali Abachi Associate
P : +61 3 9242 4718 Click to email
Aleksandar Kovaceski Lawyer
P : +61 3 9242 4761 Click to email
Catherine Tan Lawyer
P : 03 9242 4795 Click to email

In Insolvency & Reconstruction

Company Insolvency & Reconstruction

Your company is facing financial difficulties and it needs third party intervention of some description to stop it from sinking completely. It is a hard pill to swallow for any Board of Directors.

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Debt Recovery & Creditors Rights

Lending is a risky business. Companies that are facing financial problems (or worse) can be difficult to detect for lenders and businesses providing credit terms.

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Financial Solutions

Finding a financial solution when the odds are stacked against you can challenge the willpower of even the most senior executives and CFOs.

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Personal Insolvency

Going after a company for outstanding debts is one thing. But pursuing someone’s personal assets is a very emotional and sensitive experience for all parties. There is often a family behind every company director.

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