James France
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James France
Senior Manager

Whatever your situation may be, I can assist in providing options for a resolution and guide you through whichever process is determined to be the most appropriate. James France
Business Recovery and Insolvency Senior Manager

Professional experience

James is a respected Business Recovery and Insolvency practitioner who operates under a strict ethical code and adheres to the rules of conduct and values that are important in his industry.

A trustworthy and reliable expert, James’s goal is to find the optimal outcome as quickly and efficiently as possible for those that engage him. Working on personal and corporate insolvencies, James works in a highly emotive environment with people that are under acute financial distress and/or facing insolvency.

Maintaining integrity, James fosters an open and positive work environment and is clear, open and honest in his communication with all parties including regulators, directors, bankrupts, accountants, lawyers, business advisors, financiers and creditors that may be involved in an engagement. He is a preferred practitioner for many, due to his reliable and direct approach to his work.

Recent examples of work include:


  • Trade on and sale of a hospitality and cleaning solutions business during various COVID-19 restrictions/lockdowns
  • Trade on and sale of an Australian agricultural business including liaising with overseas stakeholders and Chinese and Australian government entities
  • Sale of a multimillion-dollar property development in Sydney’s North West
  • Receivership and trade on of multimillion-dollar property holdings in Sydney’s Lower North Shore and Inner West
  • ASIC funded investigations and examinations
  • FEG funded investigations and recovery action.


  • Assisting debtors in formulating successful s73 or Part X proposals to their creditors
  • Annulments under s153A and s153B
  • Orderly wind down of numerous partnerships of 2 bankrupts resulting in a distribution of approximately 90 cents in the dollar for priority employee entitlements to over 250 employees
  • Dealing with deceased bankrupt estates whether deceased prior or subsequent to bankruptcy
  • All tasks associated with briefing solicitors and assisting in recovery proceedings under s79 in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
  • Sale of jointly held properties and minority interests held by bankrupts.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting, Sub-Major in Financial Planning), University of Technology Sydney

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