COVID PPSA Update

2. The main impact of the PPSA is in insolvency. The first thing a liquidator, administrator or bankruptcy trustee will do when appointed is search the PPSR for relevant registrations. 4. In most appointments of liquidators or bankruptcy trustees, unsecured creditors will either receive nothing or very few cents in the dollar. Therefore, if you propose to offer funds or goods to a person or entity, securing the obligation should be the first thing on your mind.

PPSA Update – February 2020 Paper

In February 2020 I delivered a now annual seminar providing an update on recent PPSA developments at the Leo Cussen Institute. The seminar covered three interesting recent cases: Bluewaters Power 1 Pty Ltd v The Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Ltd[2019] WASC 438 (Bluewaters) BMW Australia Finance Limited […]

PPSA Mid Year Update

I delivered a case law update to the Leo Cussens PPSA Half Day Seminar on Thursday morning, along with some excellent other presenters. One of the cases considered is Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Company Ltd v Clyde & Co Australia [2020] WASC 132, a case involving an […]

Caveats – A refresher

Over the past 6 months I have made several presentations to client law firms, and delivered a CPD session for Foleys List, on the basics of caveats.  The presentation lasts about 40 minutes and takes an overview of the subject, accompanied by a more detailed paper to be […]

Cycling Tech – di2 shifting

After some years of scepticism I am a recent convert to electronic shifting.  My new bike came with the Ultegra 6870 Di2 group set The best part about Di2 is that the gear changes are made electronically rather than manually.  Electric motors in the front and rear derailleurs […]

A QUESTIONABLE PRACTICE: PPS vesting provisions on appointment do not extinguish a financier’s perfected interest in leased equipment on the PPSR.

This post deals with the extent to which a financier’s security interest is really affected by the vesting provision, section 267, in the PPSA. There is a current practice of letters being dispatched to the holders of any unperfected security interests in leased equipment, claiming vesting of all interest in the collateral in issue, without regard to upstream financier’s interests. The fact is that there are good arguments that the financier’s interest is not affected, even if the owner of the equipment who has provided the lease may lose its interest because of vesting.

Court Injuncts Sham PPSR Registrations

Sandhurst Golf Estates Pty Ltd v Coppersmith Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 217   Initial registration of a financing statement on the PPSR is very easy.  You simply go to the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) website and follow the links, enter the prescribed data, pay a small fee […]