Ben Sewell

Ben Sewell

New South Wales

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Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Executive RTE® (Professional Practice)
Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Executive RTE® (Professional Practice)

Verified Professional Profile

Ben Sewell is the founder and principal of Sewell & Kettle Lawyers, a boutique law firm that specialises in insolvency and commercial litigation advocacy, recovering commercial debts and saving insolvent SMEs.

Ben has 18 years’ experience as a specialist in the insolvency field, and helps families and entrepreneurs by advocating on their behalf and sharing Sewell & Kettle’s industry-best knowledge.

Ben has been recognised as an insolvency thought leader – he has published multiple journal articles, given seminars, taught insolvency law and performed policy making consultation and strategic advisory services for the Law Institute and Law Society. Ben also has a special interest in debtor-in-possession insolvency systems and is on the International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Ben has played a key role in helping to establish the ABRT and develop educational material.

Areas of expertise:

  • Insolvency and restructuring (pre-pack insolvency arrangements, voluntary administration, liquidation and safe harbour restructuring)
  • Commercial litigation advocacy
  • Commercial debt recovery
  • Personal Property Securities (PPS) law and receivables financing
  • Trading trusts and business structuring methodology
  • Cryptocurrency fraud and failed investment claims


Education, Professional Memberships & Attainment:

  • ABRT Professional Member and Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Executive RTE®
  • Law Society of NSW Member.
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Member.
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals Member (INSOL).
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Insolvency (IPA/ARITA) with the University of Southern Queensland.
  • Master of Business Administration with Macquarie University. MBA.
  • Master of Corporate and Commercial Law with UNSW. LLM. 
  • Bachelors of Arts and Law with Macquarie University. BA LLB.