Solutions For Individuals

In financial distress? We help individuals deal with letters of demand, legal threats and/or creditors. Our Registered Trustees have decades of experience in managing estates and Personal Insolvency Agreements. For best results, addressing the problem early is key.

Solutions For Businesses

We advise business directors experiencing financial hardship & guide them through the process. We assess suitability of procedures such as voluntary administration, liquidation and receiverships. If the problem is addressed early, a restructure or turnaround may be possible.

Solutions For Advisers

Do your clients need help or unable to pay their debts? We work with advisers to ensure their clients receive the best advice for their situation. Solutions vary depending on whether the client is operating under a sole trader, company or trust. As always, getting advice early is crucial.

If you are owed money, we understand what a stressful time it can be. Usually the first course of action is to issue a letter of demand. Trying to find a solution, especially when it’s a complex situation, can be difficult and time consuming.

If the debtor hasn’t issued an alternative solution such as a debt agreement proposal (Part X Agreement), then you may decide to issue a bankruptcy notice. This is a complex process and obtaining legal advice is essential. Contact us today if you are owed money.

If you owe money that you are unable to pay back you may have to declare bankruptcy. There are four formal options under the Bankruptcy Act 1966, these are: Declaration of intention to present a debtor’s petition, Bankruptcy, Debt agreement, and Personal insolvency agreements. Informal options are also available.

If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot pay your debts, it is crucial to seek professional advice to ensure a workable solution is found quickly. Get help today.

We are dedicated and committed to our local business communities and work closely with small and mid-size accounting, finance and legal firms – and most importantly their clients – to provide them with our extensive insolvency expertise, resources and experience.

Over three decades, we have handled matters across a wide range of sectors by cutting through industry jargon to provide practical solutions.

We work across all industry sectors but have particular expertise in the following:

Construction, Trade and Services, Education, Retail and consumer products, Agribusiness, Hospitality and tourism, Manufacturing, transport and logistics, Franchised Business, Real estate and property, Mining, resources and energy, Human resources and recruitment, Financial Services + Investment, Professional services, Film and entertainment.

We are renowned for being effective, accurate and efficient. We help simplify processes and lower costs to ensure clear and equitable financial resolutions in the fastest time possible. And in an industry where compassion is rare, we continue to stand out by standing up for our values.

We will always provide the best advice for our clients – even if that advice isn’t in our own best interests.

We Preserve Value in Business and Life – we recognise that at the heart of every business issue are people’s lives and livelihoods.

We work with and for real people. We have the tough conversations. We make the complex simple. We make a difference.

Whether you’re operating as a sole trader or company, getting on the front foot when tricky financial situations arise can make or break your business and your life. Enquire today for a no-obligation consultation with an expert business adviser

Our team is skilled at working with businesses to analyse its objectives, integrate them into the business and successfully implement the right strategy. Get expert advice today on:

Why Jirsch Sutherland?

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.


Proudly independent and operating for over 30 years since 1984. Experts in Safe Harbour & Voluntary Administration.


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

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

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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


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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. Send us your enquiry today

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