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In this on-demand, online course, UTS Faculty of Law Senior Lecturer, Mark Wellard and Senior insolvency practitioner, Sean Wengel take you through a typical initial consultation between the director of a financially-distressed SME and an insolvency practitioner.
Items discussed include objectives, financial information, strategic options, formal insolvency procedures vs informal workouts, directors’ duties, COVID-19 issues, fees/costs; the role, standards and duties of a professional insolvency practitioner; timing issues - when to act, when to consult, choosing an insolvency practitioner; individual financial distress and business-related bankruptcy and alternatives to bankruptcy.
This course consists of a 70-minute video recording of a conversation between UTS Law Senior Lecturer Mark Wellard and William Buck Director, Sean Wengel, together with reference resources.
This course will assist participants to:
A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘a bit about you’).
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Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.
This program is particularly useful for:
Senior Lecturer Mark Wellard is a published insolvency law academic and former Legal Director of ARITA. Before becoming an academic, Mark practised as a senior insolvency lawyer with leading law firms in Australia and the UK. Mark leads the UTS team that develops and delivers ARITA Advanced Certification.
Sean’s role as Director at William Buck sees him as leader of a Restructuring and Insolvency team which provides the entire range of formal and informal corporate and personal insolvency related services, including voluntary administrations, liquidations, receiverships, creditors’ trusts, fraud investigations, bankruptcies and personal insolvency agreements.
As a registered liquidator and trustee in bankruptcy practicing in the industry since 2001, Sean applies his experience with a hands-on approach to his clients and as appointee on external administrations.
Working with the full service accounting capabilities of William Buck’s national practice, the Restructuring and Insolvency teams are uniquely placed to provide expert advice to all forms of business to achieve the best possible outcomes in challenging circumstances.
Note: Course content recorded May 2020
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