CPD – Personal Property Securities Act: Under Review

It’s been nearly 3 years since the PPSA and its Register came into operation, heralding a paradigm shift in the treatment of security interests in personal property. With the transitional ‘grace’ period for pre-PPSA arrangements ending earlier this year , the full impact is now being felt, particularly on smaller businesses and in insolvency cases, and the first few cases are trickling through the Australian courts. Alongside that, there has been specific amendment to the scope of PPS Leases and motor vehicles proposed in the Deregulatory Measures Bill, and the scheduled Government review of the Act’s operation is under way, due to be completed by January 2015.

This presentation will focus on likely areas for amendment in the review, the impact of the Bill amendments, and issues emerging in the early Australian cases. Where relevant, there will be reference to key developments in Canada and New Zealand.

Presenter: Associate Professor David Brown, Adelaide Law School
Associate Professor David Brown teaches and researches secured transactions law and has taught about the PPSA at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in New Zealand, Canada and Australia. He is co-author of Duggan and Brown, Australian Personal Property Securities Law (LexisNexis 2013) and as well as being on the Law Council of Australia’s Business Law working group on the Review of the PPSA, he has advised in litigation in this area in Australia and New Zealand, and frequently presented to professional organisations.

Date: Thursday, 31 July 2014
Time: 7.30 am – 8.40 am
Breakfast: A buffet continental breakfast will be served, accompanied by tea, coffee and juice
Venue: National Wine Centre (Cnr North Tce and Hackney Road)
Parking: Parking is available along Hackney Road and Plane Tree Drive after the first Parking Bay. Charges will apply.
Cost: $130 – Standard ticket
$110 – Alumni ticket
$75 – Young lawyers discount ticket (for those who have been admitted for less than 3 years)
$40 – Adelaide GDLP Students
The event will attract 1 CPD point. 

Please RSVP by 28 July 2014.  

Information about other CPD events in the Adelaide Law School Breakfast Seminar Series is available here.

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