Pivotal Principles of the Personal Property Securities Act

Substantive Law

CPD Points 1


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.

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Last Reviewed: January 2022

Author Profiles

LawCPD author: Christopher Athanassios

Christopher Athanassios

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

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

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What Lawyers Say

  1. 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.
    - T. Soubris, Solicitor
  2. 5.0/5
    Very interesting and well explained
    - F. Lis-Booth, Solicitor
  3. 5.0/5
    Good summary of topic.
    Good summary of this area of law