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French Quarter Chambers is a Gold Coast-based group of Barristers, Mediators and Arbitrators with vibrant and elegant chambers at Suite 15, 3029 The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes, Carrara.

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07 5618 8218

enquiries@frenchquarterchambers.com.au

Suite 15, 3029 The Boulevard
Emerald Lakes
Carrara QLD 4211

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Think you can escape a foreign bankruptcy? Think again.

Case Note – Official Assignee in Bankruptcy of the Property of Ma v Ma [2018] FCA 948 - BY FRANK MACONI

KEY POINTS:

Don’t bankrupt yourself in a foreign country thinking you can escape liability in Australia.

Don’t rely on the principle in Government of India v Taylor (1955) AC 491 that foreign revenue claims are unenforceable when there is a mixed group of creditors (i.e. private parties and a foreign tax authority).

Section 29 Bankruptcy Act (Cth) gives the courts wide powers to aid and assist courts in “prescribed countries”. Section 29(2)(b) provides a discretion to assist courts with bankruptcy jurisdiction in other countries as well.

 


the gift of giving

By Rachael Hempling

 

"Last Thursday night I was at the Robina Community Legal Centre (RCLC) where I have been a volunteer lawyer since it opened its doors 4 or so years ago. On my drive home, I had a chance to reflect on not only what pro bono work gives to people in need, but what I as a lawyer get in return."

 

 

 

 


Going to the Bar

BY Frank Maconi

 

"I like challenges but going to the Bar was not a decision I took lightly.

For many staring at the Bar, I think there is an irrational fear of the unknown. The “what if …” lurking in the back of our minds. The feeling of self-doubt in the waiting.

Certainly, that was my experience... 

Feeling slightly disheartened, I made a list of what junior barristers can still offer."

 

 

 


About

French Quarter Chambers is a Gold Coast-based group of Barristers, Mediators and Arbitrators with vibrant and elegant chambers at Suite 15, 3029 The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes, Carrara.

Contact

07 5618 8218

enquiries@frenchquarterchambers.com.au

Suite 15, 3029 The Boulevard
Emerald Lakes
Carrara QLD 4211