Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Foulsham & Geddes offers a wide range of financial control and bankruptcy services for individuals and businesses such as:

  • Commencing proceedings for recovery of debts in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, NSW Supreme Court, District Courts and Local Courts;
  • Obtaining default judgment;
  • Pursuing defended recovery claims to final hearing;
  • Enforcement of judgments including obtaining writs for levy of property, garnishee orders etc.;
  • Serving statutory demands on companies;
  • Applying for Bankruptcy Notices in relation to individuals;
  • Making applications to wind up companies for non-payment of a debt;
  • Applying for sequestration orders in the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court
  • Pursuing defended applications for winding up orders in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of New South Wales

The experience in relation to the above also includes high success rates in effecting service of court documents on individual debtors in circumstances where service is being evaded.

In 2014 our Bankruptcy & Insolvency lawyers were successful in recovering part of a $2.6m debt owed to our client by obtaining an order from the NSW Supreme Court for the forced sale of a property, in extremely difficult circumstances.

Jacob Carswell-Doherty also has a considerable private client base (of companies and individuals) who regularly seek their advice in relation to claims from creditors. In this regard they have considerable experience in defending claims for debts, applications to set aside bankruptcy notices and statutory demands for payment of debts in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Our general expertise in this area includes:

  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • Estate Sequestrations
  • Debt Recovery
  • Debt Collections and Repossessions
  • Debt Avoidance
  • Debt Discharge
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Financial Reorganisations
  • Foreclosures
  • Financial Restructuring

If you need assistance with your financial control or bankruptcy issues, please call Jacob Carswell-Doherty on (02) 9232 8033 or alternatively email


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