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Peter Hillig

Position: Partner
Phone: (02) 9689 2266
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Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Chartered Accountant

Professional Associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association


Professional Appointments

  • Registered Liquidator
  • Justice of the Peace



Peter Hillig has been a partner with Smith Hancock since 1999.

Beginning his accounting career in the field of audit over 30 years ago, Peter has specialised in insolvency and reconstruction matters since 1990. Prior to joining Smith Hancock, he gained significant experience in both the audit and insolvency fields while working for a “Big 4” accounting firm.

Peter also has first-hand experience of the challenges facing business clients after working in a commercial role in which he held both financial and organisational responsibilities. 

Peter has worked across a broad range of industry sectors and has managed appointments for small-medium sized enterprises, large corporations and some of Australia’s most well-recognised brands and national franchises.  He has particular experience in industries including:

  • Building and construction
  • Landscaping
  • Franchising
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesaling
  • Transport
  • Security Services
  • Retail
  • Hospitality - Pubs & Clubs
  • Aboriginal enterprises, including Aboriginal Land Councils
  • Property Development


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Personal Property Securities Act ("PPSA") Now Law Read all
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