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Micheal Quilter
  • Title: Dr.
  • Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: PhD (Macq), BA (Macq), LLB (NSW), LLM (Macq).

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Areas of Expertise

  • Company Law
  • Bankruptcy History

Profile

Michael Quilter joined Macquarie University in 1991. Prior to this he worked in private practice as a solicitor. His areas of expertise are company law and the history of bankruptcy. His teaching involves a combination of commercial realities, task orientation, clarity, and engagement.

Professional Certifications:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales with Supreme Court of New South Wales

Education

  • Master of Laws (by research): Early English Bankruptcy (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Law: (The University of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Arts: English (Macquarie University)
  • Certificate in Higher Education: (Macquarie University)
  • PhD: "The Idea of Bankruptcy - more than law" (Macquarie University)

Research awards

  • Research Excellence (ECR) Award, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, 2013

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Development of bankruptcy process in the late Republic and its relationship to modern bankruptcy, (2013) 21 Insolvency Law Journal 125
  • Bankruptcy and Order, (2013) 39 Monash University Law Review 188
  • "Writers and their Personal Crusades: Defoe and Bankruptcy" (2010) 10 Contemporary Issues in Law 330
  • "The XII Tables as part of bankruptcy's narrative: Identifying creditors' collective rights" (2011) 19 Insolvency Law Journal 91
  • "Shakespeare and Bankruptcy" (2012) 20 Insolvency Law Journal 105

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  • Company Law Perspectives - publisher: Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co) 1st ed. 2012; 2nd ed. 2014
  • The Company Law Notes - publisher: Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co) 1st ed. 2004; 2nd ed. 2006; 3rd ed. 2008; 4th ed. 2010

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Media Mentions

  • Photo relating to Michael Quilter was interviewed and quoted on The ConversationMichael Quilter was interviewed and quoted on The Conversation

  • Publication: The Conversation
    Title: ASIC underwhelms with call for greater powers
    Date: 1 November 2013

    Excerpt: Macquarie University corporate governance lecturer Michael Quilter called ASIC’s third and 200-page long submission to the inquiry the “biggest regulator CV ever”.

    “The problem for ASIC is in part a perception issue - as the character of its prosecutions stand, it puts lots of resources into basically punishing a few individuals, and pretty light punishment at that. There is an imbalance between resource allocation and outcome effect. This is what plays in the media and conditions negative responses to ASIC.”

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  • Photo relating to Michael Quilter published an article on ASIC in The ConversationMichael Quilter published an article on ASIC in The Conversation

  • Publication: The Conversation
    Title: ASIC headed for a health check at Senate Inquiry
    Date: 4 July, 2013
    Author: Michael Quilter

    Excerpt:

    "On the face of it, the banning of seven financial planning advisers and $50 million worth of compensation paid to burnt investors would be considered a good outcome for our corporate regulator.

    But the handling of the case of Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited (CFP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has led to a senate committee inquiry into the ability of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to deal with corporate wrongdoing."

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