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Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law Firm

Our distinguished team at BlackBay Lawyers specializes in bankruptcy and insolvency law, offering unparalleled legal representation and strategic solutions for both individuals and businesses facing financial challenges. Our expertise extends beyond mere legal advice; we provide holistic solutions that consider all aspects of your financial situation.

We excel in handling a variety of complex cases, including corporate insolvency, personal bankruptcy, debt restructuring, and financial recovery strategies. Our services are designed to navigate the intricate legalities of insolvency, ensuring compliance with all statutory obligations while safeguarding our clients' interests.

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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Legal Process

In the complex landscape of bankruptcy and insolvency, individuals and businesses face significant financial and legal challenges. At BlackBay Lawyers, we specialize in bankruptcy law, providing expert legal assistance to navigate these challenging situations. Our approach is tailored to protect your rights and interests effectively:

1. Comprehensive Case Assessment:

  • Our engagement begins with a detailed evaluation of your bankruptcy or insolvency case. We review your financial situation, debts, assets, and all relevant legal documentation. This comprehensive assessment aims to understand your specific circumstances and identify the best path forward, whether it's filing for bankruptcy, negotiating with creditors, or exploring other debt relief options.

2. Strategic Planning:

  • Based on our initial analysis, we develop a personalized strategy tailored to your situation. This could involve preparing for bankruptcy proceedings, structuring debt reorganization plans, or negotiating out-of-court settlements with creditors. Our strategy is designed to offer you the most beneficial outcome, keeping in mind your long-term financial health and legal standing.

3. Skilled Negotiation and Mediation:

  • Our experienced lawyers engage in negotiations and mediation to resolve disputes and reach favorable agreements with creditors, trustees, or other parties involved in your case. We aim for resolutions that minimize your liabilities and protect your assets, often preventing the need for more complex legal proceedings.

4. Expert Representation in Court:

  • If your case requires litigation, our team is fully prepared to represent you in court. We handle all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, from filing petitions to advocating on your behalf during hearings. Our attorneys possess the litigation experience and legal acumen needed to navigate the nuances of bankruptcy law effectively.

5. Ongoing Support and Guidance:

  • After resolving your bankruptcy or insolvency case, we continue to offer support and advice. This includes assistance in managing your post-bankruptcy finances, understanding your rights and obligations, and taking steps to rebuild your financial stability.

At BlackBay Lawyers, we recognize the profound impact that financial distress can have on individuals and businesses. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with the legal expertise and support needed to navigate the complexities of bankruptcy law, ensuring that you can move forward with confidence and security.


Practice Area - Commercial Law

Bankruptcy & Insolvency Lawyers

At BlackBay Lawyers, our skilled team specializes in bankruptcy and insolvency cases, providing strategic solutions to protect our clients' interests. With extensive experience in corporate insolvency, personal bankruptcy, debt recovery, and restructuring, we deliver comprehensive legal guidance tailored to your financial challenges. Our approach balances legal expertise with financial acumen, ensuring effective resolution of your bankruptcy and insolvency issues with a focus on your overall financial goals.


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Meet The Team 

At BlackBay Lawyers, our professional negligence team, led by seasoned lawyers, brings decades of combined legal expertise with a track record of successful outcomes. We have established one of the most respected teams of professional negligence lawyers in Australia, offering comprehensive legal solutions in this complex field.

Practice Head

Greg Leather

Greg Leather is a distinguished bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer in Australia, celebrated for his profound expertise and extensive experience in handling bankruptcy and insolvency cases. As the head of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice at BlackBay Lawyers, Greg has established himself as a foremost legal authority in managing complex financial distress and insolvency matters.

With more than 30 years of experience, Greg has developed a comprehensive understanding of the various challenges and intricacies these cases present. He is adept at representing clients effectively, blending shrewd negotiation tactics with the readiness to engage in assertive litigation when necessary.

As the leader of BlackBay Lawyers' Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice, Greg Leather plays a critical role in shaping the firm’s approach to a wide array of financial cases. His leadership has been instrumental in developing strategies for diverse scenarios ranging from individual bankruptcy proceedings to large-scale corporate insolvencies. Greg’s depth of knowledge and strategic foresight make him an invaluable resource and advocate for clients confronting the complexities of bankruptcy and insolvency law.





Special Counsel


Isabella Orlic - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Isabella Orlic



Julie Mehrdawi

Yianni van Gelder - Commercial Litigation Lawyer


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Our Approach

At BlackBay Lawyers, our purpose is to empower our clients to overcome their legal challenges with confidence that not only achieve positive results but also foster growth, innovation, and success


We do this by providing exceptional legal solutions that combine the expertise of the best legal talent with cutting-edge technology. Our team is comprised of specialists in Commercial, Regulatory, Employment, and Defamation Litigation.


We are dedicated to delivering the highest level of service in a holistic manner.

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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Legal FAQ

Common Questions about Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  1. What does bankruptcy involve in Australia?
    A: Bankruptcy in Australia is a legal process where individuals or businesses unable to meet their debt obligations can be relieved of most debts. It involves either the liquidation of assets to pay off debts or entering into a debt agreement or personal insolvency agreement as alternatives to full bankruptcy.

  2. How do I know if I should file for bankruptcy?
    A: Bankruptcy should be considered if you're unable to meet debt repayments, facing legal action from creditors, or in a situation where your debts are significantly higher than your assets. It's crucial to seek advice from a qualified bankruptcy lawyer to understand the implications and whether it's the best course of action for your financial situation.

  3. What are the key steps in the bankruptcy process in Australia?
    A: The process includes submitting a Bankruptcy Form to the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), attending mandatory counselling, and disclosing all assets and liabilities. Once the bankruptcy is declared, a trustee is appointed to manage your financial affairs.

  4. Can all debts be cleared through bankruptcy in Australia?
    A: While bankruptcy can clear most unsecured debts, it does not cover all types of debts. Debts such as HECS/HELP debts, court-imposed penalties and fines, and child support are not extinguished by bankruptcy.

  5. What alternatives are there to bankruptcy in Australia?
    A: Alternatives to bankruptcy include entering into a debt agreement, a personal insolvency agreement, or an informal debt arrangement with creditors. These options can provide pathways to manage debts without the full impact of bankruptcy.

  6. Is there a deadline to file for bankruptcy in Australia?
    A: There is no strict deadline to file for bankruptcy, but it's important to consider it when debts become unmanageable. Delaying may increase the risk of legal action from creditors and further financial hardship.

  7. Does BlackBay Lawyers handle different types of bankruptcy cases?
    A: Yes, at BlackBay Lawyers, we specialize in various types of bankruptcy and insolvency cases, including advising on debt agreements, personal insolvency agreements, and full bankruptcy proceedings. We offer tailored advice and support throughout the process.

  8. How should I prepare for a bankruptcy consultation at BlackBay Lawyers?
    A: Gather all financial documentation, including details of all debts, assets, income, and expenses. This information is vital for us to provide accurate and comprehensive advice on your bankruptcy options.

Contact BlackBay Lawyers for expert legal support and guidance through your bankruptcy and debt management options in Australia. We're dedicated to finding the best financial solutions for our clients.

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