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Pivotal Principles of the Personal Property Securities Act

LawCPD author: Christopher Athanassios
LawCPD Author: Tereana Suhle
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This course provides an analysis of the pivotal principles of the PPSA for practitioners, including discussing the key provisions and recent case law decided on the application of the PPSA.

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) has arguably been the largest commercial law reform since the inception of the Trade Practices Act. Unsurprisingly, these wide reaching reforms have resulted in some uncertainty amongst legal practitioners, in large part due to lack of familiarity with the PPSA and lack of guiding authority.

The objective of this course is to assist practitioners to understand the fundamental requirements of the PPSA including:

  • identifying the existence of a security interest;
  • perfecting such an interest in accordance with the PPSA; and
  • understanding the consequences of failing to perfect a security interest.

The course explores the pivotal principles and key provisions of the PPSA, as well as examining recent case law decided on the application of the PPSA.

Last Reviewed: January 2024

Meet the experts

LawCPD author: Christopher Athanassios
Christopher Athanassios
Principal MillerPrince

Christopher is a Principal at MillerPrince, specialising in corporate finance, alternative dispute resolution and insolvency law. 

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LawCPD Author: Tereana Suhle
Tereana Suhle
Associate MillerPrince

Tereana is an associate at MillerPrince who practices in the areas of corporate, banking and corporate insolvency.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Great overview of the PPSA
    Really good overview of the PPSA
  2. 5.0/5
    A useful overview
    This was a helpful overview of the key principles of the PPSA. I would highly recommend this to any practitioners who do not actively practice in this area to understand the fundamental requirements of the PPSA. Inclusion of case law was also helpful.
  3. 5.0/5
    Great overview of important subject
    This course provides a great overview of the wide reach of the PPSA's system. In particular, lawyers who are not involved in such matters should take this course and make themselves familiar with the system, so you know where to begin if the need ever arises.
  4. 5.0/5
    Highly recommended
    The course was easy to understand, progress through and pass.
  5. 5.0/5
    Very Informative.
    An area of the law that many practitioners are unfamiliar with despite the fact that it has streamlined the law.
  6. 5.0/5
    Very interesting and well explained