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Helping businesses deal with financial challenges for nearly 40 years

Over the course of nearly 40 years of helping people through challenging financial situations, one element has been at the heart of how we operate: Trust. In the words of the late great Dicky Fox, “The key to this business is personal relationships” [Jerry McGuire 1996]. With that in mind, who are you going to call when your clients are in financial distress? It’s a situation that is occurring all too frequently in these tough economic times.

Leading voluntary insolvency practice

Jirsch Sutherland is the leading voluntary insolvency practice in Australia and has been helping businesses and individuals find the best solutions for their needs since 1984.

Our values recognise that at the heart of every business issue are people’s lives and livelihoods – something we never lose sight of, despite knowing tough conversations need to be had.

A proudly independent firm with a local presence and national reach you can count on

We are a proudly independent firm and are proud of our local presence and national reach. Within our network of major city and regional offices, we have a team of 17 registered liquidators and seven bankruptcy trustees, supported by specialist practitioners and staff.

We are also a member of the GRIP network – and were instrumental in setting up the Asia Pacific arm. This, the Global Network of Restructuring and Insolvency Professionals, is an international network of independent insolvency firms. Our membership allows us to assist you with any overseas matter where our fellow members are based.

Building strong relationships in the Hunter region and across NSW

Newcastle-based National Managing Partner, Bradd Morelli
(a proud Novocastrian)

Building strong relationships with clients and referral networks is a key focus for us. And we have assisted thousands of businesses and individuals in matters such as:

We know that the earlier solutions are identified and acted upon, the better the outcome. If your clients need additional support, our experienced specialists can recommend the best course of action to get them back on their feet.

If your clients need additional support, our experienced specialists can recommend the best course of action to get on the right tack.


Our personal insolvency experts assist individuals that owe money, are in financial distress and dealing with creditors

Personal insolvency occurs when you, as an individual, are unable to pay your debts. As each individual situation is different, so are our solutions, which include bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements.

Our Bankruptcy Trustees pride themselves on doing everything possible to help clients find a way to solve their financial problems and to protect them from the emotional trauma of dealing with creditors – and set them up for a better recovery. 

Our specialist experience and sensitive approach can help determine the best, most practical solution for individuals concerned with personal insolvency issues. Take the first most important step by seeking our assistance today.

Our personal insolveny experts help you deal with creditors and resolve your debts. Act early to improve your chances of a positive outcomeEnquire to book your free consultation

More about the small business restructuring process & eligibility

Our passion is negotiating with creditors and helping individuals gain freedom from their debts

Since 1984, we have built our business on empathy and integrity – qualities that have led to us being recognised as one of Australia’s leading national insolvency players and trusted for over 30 years



A leading Australian insolvency, restructuring and business recovery firm. We are experts in both corporate and personal insolvency.



Our qualified practitioners in Australia and in over 30 overseas associate offices offer domestic, international and cross-border insolvency expertise.



Proudly independent. Operating for almost 40 years. Experts in Safe Harbour & Voluntary Administration.



National firm with global reach; dedicated to local businesses. Get a free initial no-obligation consultation with an expert nearest to you.


Our Values

JS is committed to offering its staff, clients and the communities it serves a clear direction as to the approach we adopt and the standards we set.



A no-obligation consultation with an insolvency and business recovery expert can reveal feasible solutions & strategies that can achieve the best outcomes.

Local Presence, National Reach
Visit our local office nearest to you for in-person expert help

Our head offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth, supported by a network of regional offices. Our specialists in each office understand the particular needs of businesses within their respective region from coast-to-coast. Select your nearest office to learn about the local team and their expertise

Get started with a free confidential consultation today

Just one obligation-free consultation with an insolvency and business recovery professional can reveal feasible solutions and strategies that can achieve the best outcomes for a vulnerable company or individual. Ask how we can help your situation today.

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