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Guiding you through the insolvency maze

Finding a way through the complex rules and regulations governing bankruptcy, liquidation and insolvency can be very difficult. We get it; we’ve been doing it for a long time with integrity.


about shaw gidley

we are insolvency, business recovery and bankruptcy specialists

With over 100 years combined experience, we have extensive knowledge in both corporate and personal insolvency. It is our mission to work with you and guide you through the best possible solution for your unique situation whether it be recovering or liquidating your business, or assisting you with the personal insolvency process, which can include applying for and declaring bankruptcy.

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Paul Gidley


Paul has specialist expertise and experience in both corporate and personal insolvency and has practiced in corporate recovery and insolvency since 1991 whilst working at Ernst & Young, Jirsch Sutherland, Lawler Partners, Ferrier Hodgson Newcastle and most recently, Shaw Gidley.

Paul has detailed experience in the building and construction industry, manufacturing, fabrication and engineering, retail/wholesale, indigenous enterprise and related bodies and the club and hotel...

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James Shaw


James has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and personal insolvency and reconstruction. 

James has practiced in both corporate recovery and insolvency since 1989. He became a partner of Ferrier Hodgson Newcastle in 1998 and in conjunction with Paul Gidley formed the firm Shaw Gidley in 2006.

James has been appointed personally to in excess of 1,000 corporate and personal insolvency matters including Voluntary Administrations, Creditors Voluntary Liquidations, Court...

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Jeff Shute


As a Registered Liquidator, and a highly regarded restructuring specialist, Jeff has in excess of 18 years expertise across a range of industries including construction, retail, hospitality, clubs and manufacturing whilst working at Forsythes, BRI Ferrier and more recently, Shaw Gidley.

Whether it is developing a restructuring plan under a safe harbour engagement, providing asset protection strategies to clients, or undertaking formal insolvency appointments, his solutions based approach,...

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Scott Newton


Scott is a Director with Shaw Gidley and has two decades of experience in all aspects of corporate insolvency and reconstruction, both in Australia and the UK. He has been involved in assignments involving SME's up to publicly listed companies, across a broad spectrum of industries and in particular in the property, mining, manufacturing and construction areas. 

Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and...

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Ben Ismay


Ben is a Director with Shaw Gidley Port Macquarie and has over 12 years of broad experience in both corporate and personal insolvency administrations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with joint studies in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies. 

Ben is also a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and a Registered Liquidator.

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Luka Pilipovic


Luka provides simple “common-sense” solutions to complex restructuring and insolvency issues. Luka prides himself on his hands on approach and being able to provide value to all stakeholders.

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Our firm has worked closely with Shaw Gidley Insolvency and Reconstruction. The team at Shaw Gidley are specialist insolvency practitioners and make the confusing process of insolvency easy to understand. The experienced team are honest, professional and are keenly aware of the interests of the relevant stakeholders. Our firm would recommend Shaw Gidley Insolvency and Construction to anyone looking for accurate insolvency advice and practical solutions that you can trust.


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