Simon Cathro

Founder & Managing Principal
Simon has over 25 years of experience in the field of insolvency and corporate restructuring services, including experience involving the ability to assess the financial viability of businesses by conducting an analysis of profitability, business liquidity and strength of forecasting.

Experience involving the management of small, medium and complex formal appointments. His duties included conducting investigations into the affairs of a company, analysing financial trends, assessing business performance and viability, identifying factors leading up to, and causing, the point of insolvency and undertaking recovery actions on behalf of creditors (which includes complex litigation).


  • Registered Liquidator
  • Chartered Accountant – CA Australia
  • Bachelor of Business, Accounting, MLLP, Law, UTS
  • Member of Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

By Simon Cathro

Since the safe harbour legislation was introduced in 2017, there have been no court cases dealing with whether a safe harbour process has been properly conducted or not. This can make it difficult for businesses and theirs advisers to know whether they are properly protecting a director from insolvent trading

In the latest episode of The Cut, Simon Cathro plunges into the intricate world of insolvency law, discussing its multifaceted challenges and opportunities. With us on this episode is Emily Barrett, a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team at Johnson Winter Slattery. Emily’s deep understanding of the industry and

In the latest episode of The Cut, Simon Cathro delves into the intricacies of Deeds of Company Arrangement (DOCA) with guest Sam Dundas, a partner at King & Wood Mallesons. Together, they discuss the complexities of insolvency law, with a particular focus on DOCAs. Sam shares insights from his extensive

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