9.1 Remuneration of receiver (Corporations Act s.425(1)) ¾Form 16
(1) This rule applies to an application by a receiver of property of a corporation for an order under section 425(1) of the Corporations Act fixing the receiver's remuneration.
Note: Under section 425(2)(b) of the Corporations Act, the Court may exercise its power to make an order fixing the remuneration of a receiver appointed under an instrument even if the receiver has died, or has ceased to act, before the making of the order or the application for the order.
(2) At least 21 days before filing an originating process, or interlocutory process, seeking the order, the receiver must serve a notice in accordance with Form 16 of the receiver's intention to apply for the order, and a copy of any affidavit on which the receiver intends to rely, on the following persons ¾
(a) the person who appointed the receiver;
(b) any creditor holding security over all or any of the same property of the corporation (except if the creditor is the person who appointed the receiver);
(c) any administrator, liquidator or provisional liquidator of the corporation;
(d) any administrator of a deed of company arrangement executed by the corporation;
(e) if there is no person of the kind mentioned in paragraph (c) or (d) ¾
(i) each of the 5 largest (measured by amount of debt) unsecured creditors of the corporation; and
(ii) each member of the corporation whose shareholding represents at least 10% of the issued capital of the corporation.
(3) Within 21 days after the last service of the documents mentioned in subrule (2), any creditor or contributory, or any person mentioned in subrule (2)(c), (d) or (e), may give to the receiver a notice of objection to the remuneration claimed, stating the grounds of objection.
(4) If the receiver does not receive a notice of objection within the period mentioned in subrule (3) ¾
(a) the receiver may file an affidavit, made after the end of that period, in support of the originating process, or interlocutory process, seeking the order stating ¾
(i) the date, or dates, when the notice and affidavit required to be served under subrule (2) were served; and
(ii) that the receiver has not received any notice of objection to the remuneration claimed within the period mentioned in subrule (3);
(b) the receiver may endorse the originating process, or interlocutory process, with a request that the application be dealt with in the absence of the public and without any attendance by, or on behalf of, the receiver; and
(c) the application may be so dealt with.
(5) If the receiver receives a notice of objection within the period mentioned in subrule (3), the receiver must serve a copy of the originating process, or interlocutory process, seeking the order on each creditor or contributory, or other person, who has given a notice of objection.
(6) An affidavit in support of the originating process, or interlocutory process, seeking the order must ¾
(a) state the nature of the work carried out by the receiver;
(b) state the amount of remuneration claimed;
(c) include a summary of the receipts taken and payments made by the receiver for the period for which remuneration is claimed;
(d) state particulars of any objection of which the receiver has received notice; and
(e) if the receivership is continuing ¾ give details of any matters delaying the completion of the receivership.