Restructuring & Insolvency

Our Restructuring, Insolvency and Debt Recovery team have depth and experience in acting for financial institutions, company directors, liquidators, administrators, receivers, trustees, and other key stakeholders in situations of financial distress or insolvency.

We are known for our commercial approach to restructuring and asset realisation, working closely with clients to achieve desired outcomes within the shortest possible timeframe.

ClarkeKann also provides market leading debt recovery and credit management services to corporations, private businesses, mercantile agents, bodies corporate and individuals. Whether the debt is secured or unsecured, uncontested or defended, personal or corporate, we offer flexible, proactive and cost effective debt recovery solutions that allow our clients to get on with their business. Our primary aim is to minimise your bad debts and maximise your prospects of recovering those debts.


  • Apprehension warrants
  • Bankruptcy
  • Court actions in all jurisdictions
  • Credit agreements and terms of trade and Mortgage, caveat and other security documentation
  • Cross border insolvency
  • Directors’ duties
  • Liquidation
  • PPSR registrations and advice
  • Provisional liquidations
  • Public examinations
  • Receivership
  • Registration of interstate and overseas judgments for enforcement in Australia
  • Risk and credit management
  • Skip tracing, means assessment and account monitoring
  • Voluntary administration



Conduct bulk assigned contractual debt claims (bank and utility debt) in local, Magistrate and District Courts in various jurisdictions, including Queensland and New South Wales. We undertake all methods of enforcement for Baycorp,including writs and bankruptcy.

Elders Real Estate

Recovering advertising/marketing fees along with unpaid commissions.

IPS Logistics Pty Ltd

Conducting bulk recovery claims for secured and unsecured debt arising from international storage and logistics contracts.

Major banks

Assisting with bulk credit card debt recovery and enforcement.

NZ Government (Inland Revenue Department)

Registration and enforcement of NZ judgment debts for child support and higher education loan debt.

Property and agribusiness fund managers

Bulk recovery of monies owing to responsible entities by investors.

Queensland company

Acting for a Queensland based company to successfully implement a workout through a Deed of Company Arrangement and refinance.

RE/MAX Real Estate

Conducting numerous claims for franchise fee recovery in the Magistrates Court of Queensland (contested and uncontested).

Trustees, Liquidators and Administrators

Regularly acting for trustees, liquidators and administrators in asset recovery and security enforcement litigation.

Vincents Chartered Accountants

Advise Vincents on the liquidation of Glenzeil Constructions, including conduct of multiple proceedings involving proceedings pursuant to the Subcontractors’ Charges Act.

WorkPac Group Pty Ltd

Conduct Magistrates and District Court claims, security and guarantee enforcement and unsecured enforcement.


Measures to help your business navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

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Various State governments are beginning to formulate plans to wind back the COVID-19 measures which have so greatly affected businesses across Australia. All things going to plan, in the coming months we hope to see an increase in at least some business’ability to...

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