Peter’s area of expertise for the last 14 years has been in Personal Property Securities Act (2009) (PPS), Creditor Recoveries, and Insolvency.
Peter is a recognised expert in the PPS and its interaction with other laws and registers (including insolvency under the Corporations Act (Cth)).
Peter is admitted as a lawyer in both Australia and Papua New Guinea and regularly advises interstate and overseas clients. His extensive client base includes controllers (voluntary administrators and liquidators), trade creditors and suppliers, accountants, SME’s, subsidiaries of domestic and international companies, and other law firms (domestic and international).
Peter regularly advises clients as to the PPS registration process and how to minimise documentation and record keeping, saving tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars in the PPS registration process. He also advises on the recovery of assets and debts, despite liquidators being appointed, by using the PPS instead of the courts.
He is the current Vice President (Qld Division) of the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM), a member of the Qld Law Society’s Banking & Financial Services Committee, and a working group member of the UK’s Secured Transactions Law Reform Project. Peter also enjoys delivering seminars and papers to credit professionals and managers on the PPS and insolvency, and their interaction with other laws.
In 2010, the AICM National award recognised Peter for “… outstanding contribution to the development of the body of knowledge in relation to the Personal Property Securities law reform in the credit industry”. He was also recognised in 2013 with the inaugural AICM Marion Hintz award.
Peter publishes regular newsletters on PPS. Please feel welcome to email Peter if you would like to subscribe.