Will your clients sink or swim in an insolvency flood?

Australia’s insolvency drought has come to an end as businesses face a perfect storm of pressures. External administrations are on the rise, directors are progressively in the crosshairs, and the ATO continues to put its foot on the debt-chasing pedal, which is an increasingly common trigger for business insolvency.

So, will your client’s business stay afloat in an insolvency flood? Best not take any chances. Getting a handle on the health of the business and seeking help if it’s ‘taking on water’ is even more important than ever. That’s where we can help provide a lifebuoy.

Jirsch Sutherland is the leading voluntary insolvency practice in Australia. We have 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.

An 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 7 bankruptcy trustees, supported by specialist practitioners and staff.

We have assisted thousands of businesses and individuals

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 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

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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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