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Peter Hegarty, Thomson Geer

The principal focus of Peter’s practice is insolvency and recoveries. He also practises in all aspects of financial services, business, and company law disputes.
Peter regularly advises insolvency practitioners, corporations, directors, and financiers in relation to all areas of insolvency, including unfair preferences, enforcement of securities, retention of title claims, landlord and tenant issues, remuneration of insolvency practitioners, non-commercial transactions, insolvent trading, and the conduct of insolvency administrations generally.
In 2013 and 2015 Peter was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended lawyer in the NSW Insolvency & Reconstruction market. The 2012 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific also recommended Peter as a dispute resolution lawyer, describing him as “technically astute”.
Peter is also a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) and Turnaround Management Australia.

Recent experience includes:

  • Acted for the successful plaintiffs in Australia’s first major case under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA), it being a decision which provides guidance on some of the key elements of the PPSA – the Maiden Civil Case.
  • Appears regularly as advocate in examinations conducted by Liquidators or Trustees in bankruptcy.
  • Advising Deed Administrators in relation to various issues concerning the operation of the subject Deed, including the recapitalization of the public entity, the interests of secured creditors, and compliance with listing requirements.
  • Acting for a major Australian Bank in relation to their interests as creditor in a significant Personal Insolvency Agreement.