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For business litigation and restructuring

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We help businesses move forward by protecting their rights and solving their complex legal problems.

We specialise in advising clients with a commercial litigation or insolvency challenge. We represent clients in court, arbitration and mediation forums.

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We help clients to use the Small Business Restructuring Process to restructure their company debts.

A Small Business Restructure may save an insolvent company from a liquidation through a creditor-approved restructuring plan. We are registered Restructuring Practitioners through ASIC.

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We are a multi-disciplinary professional firm that specialises in both insolvency law and corporate reconstruction accounting

We help clients to forecast future cash flow, deal with compliance issues related to statutory lodgements and evaluate their current financial position.

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Ben Sewell

Sewell & Kettle specialise in a challenging area of business and law. We guarantee our service and expertise to all clients.

The firm has a business mindset and are trusted advisers for accountants, business owners and directors, entrepreneurs, in-house lawyers and transactional lawyers.

Ben Sewell – Principal


we have talked with hundreds of business owners about the insolvency problems they face

18 years

our specialist advisory firm started in 2006


we have never had a professional conduct issue or negligence claim

Our clients said

Hi Ben, Natalia,

We hope this finds you both well. We are writing to convey a long-overdue thank you for all your help with the [X] Liquidation. Without Ben’s counsel we would not have had the confidence to go down this path which has ended in the best result we could have envisioned.

Thank you both for your guidance, responsiveness and professionalism, in helping us through this process. As well as for your patience with us on many occasions when we could have been faster or more complete in our responses to the requirements at hand.

Our plan was to send this thank you with a token of our appreciation but we have been so caught up with moving into our new warehouse and getting everything ready to begin trading again, we haven’t found the time and did not want to put it off any longer.

Keep your eye out for something from us in the mail but in the meantime, thank you again for all your help with our case.


P & A

Sewell & Kettle were referred from an associate to assist in sorting out complex court proceedings. really appreciated the thorough
understanding of insolvency law and practice which was combined with a willingness to ensure that I completely understood the process. The results were outstanding. Little did I know this would be the beginning of a relationship that transformed our business. Over the past seven years the team at Sewell & Kettle became a trusted partner that played a pivotal role in court proceedings, contract negotiations, asset protection, company restructure, negotiating with accountants and lawyers and representation in the sale of the business. I highly respect Ben Sewell and his team and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Executive Transport

We asked Ben to help us with a very difficult situation we found ourselves in 5 years ago. We had been defrauded by our ex-son-in-law to whom we had previously entrusted the management of a private pension and our savings. It was a painful experience, financially and emotionally.

Ben took on our case, gave good advice and worked professionally, meticulously and sympathetically on our behalf. Unfortunately, we were not able to recover the funds that had been stolen but we know that Ben and his team did their best, under very difficult circumstances, and their diligent approach resulted in the Supreme Court finding in our favour. We were impressed by Ben’s astute handling of the proceedings and have no hesitation in recommending Sewell & Kettle.

X and Y Investors

We employed the services of Sewell & Kettle to extricate ourselves from a web of private companies, shareholders, leases and properties. Ben Sewell was incredibly thorough, professional and his attention to detail was impressive. The firm has a deep understanding of what is required under the Corporations Act and they are comfortable to instigate and attend all matters before the Court. We would have no hesitation to use the firm again.

Andrew Childcare business owner

I had been in contact with a number of firms prior to contacting Ben at Sewell & Kettle. Besides receiving conflicting information, all of the firms were more interested in the payment than listening to my concerns. Ben took the time to listen to what the issues were and discussed my options with me. Ben was very knowledgeable and thorough and went through the process step by step until I had a complete understanding of what was available to me. All staff at Sewell & Kettle involved with my file are highly professional and easy to contact. All in all, I feel that I am getting the best advice in the market based on the many firms I spoke to.

Martin Hospitality and entertainment

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