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PDG event | Recent Developments in Relation to Claimant Insolvency under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act.

with Martin Frayne and Anna Agostino

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Adelaide

Consideration will be given to the background of the ability of insolvent claimants to make a claim under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act and the recent change in direction disclosed in Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd v Ostwald Bros Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) [2019] NSWCA 11.

About the presenters

Martin Bartfield

Martin Frayne SC

Martin Frayne is a Barrister and Senior Counsel who practices in the area of civil and commercial litigation at Jeffcott Chambers. He was admitted to practice in South Australia in 1978 and practiced as a solicitor and was a partner at the then Wallman Partners until 1986 when he joined the independent bar. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2009. He has been a member of the Law Society of South Australia since 1978 and a member of the South Australian Bar Association since 1987. He has served on various sub-committees of the Law Society over time and has served as a member of the Litigation Assistance Fund from 1993 to 2018. He is currently a member of the Advocacy Committee, a Vice President of the Law Society and serves on various management committees. He has been a member of Resolution Institute and its predecessor IAMA since 2004. He was trained as a mediator at IAMA and participates in mediation in the area of civil and commercial disputes as a part of his practice as a barrister and also conduct mediations.

In addition to his involvement with the Law Society and the Bar Association he has been a board member of the Basketball Association of South Australia Incorporated and is a life member. He has also served as a board member of Softball SA Inc, is a member of Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association, the Australian Insurance Law Association and Society of Construction Law, Australia. He is qualified as an adjudicator under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SA) and equivalent legislation in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Susan Hamilton-Green

Anna Agostino

Anna has 12 years’ experience in all forms of insolvency and corporate recovery. She holds a degree in Law and Legal Practice and a degree in Commerce and was admitted to practice in 2007. Since then Anna has also completed her diploma of Chartered Accounting and the Insolvency Education Program.

During her career, Anna has been involved in all forms of insolvency administrations, investigative accounting reports and significant litigation matters. Through her involvement in both formal appointment and informal assignments, Anna has developed expertise across a broad spectrum of industries including agriculture, construction, manufacturing and retail.

In addition, Anna has experience working with banks, locally and interstate, through formal receiverships as well as working closely with secured creditors in large administrations.