Ross Thomson is a Director with the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre, having joined the team in May 2020. Ross is registered with AFSA as a Bankruptcy Trustee (Registration Number 1436) as well as with ASIC as a Liquidator (Registration Number 333905).
With over 30 years of experience, Ross commenced his journey in the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency with his first foray in 1987 in the office of the Registrar in Bankruptcy, within the Attorney General’s Department. He worked on the details of applications from parties who wished to file for bankruptcy as well as auditing returns submitted by Registered Trustees to ensure that the correct taxes were being paid.
In 1989 he moved to the Official Receivers Office (now known as AFSA), assigned to the Bankruptcy Regulation Section. He was involved in conducting compliance audits on all Western Australian Trustees, both Registered and the Official Trustee (the Government office for administering bankruptcies).
With over 10 years of experience with the Western Australian Public Service under his belt, he moved into private practice in 1999, gaining further experiences in these fields by working with several firms over a further 10-year period. Ross gained his Liquidator’s ticket in February 2009, and Bankruptcy Trustee ticket in July 2009. He then worked as a sole practitioner as well as a contractor with another private firm until joining the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre.
“I have always strived to provide a valued service, never looking at clients as just a number. In fact, many of my former clients still continue to ring me when they wish to discuss issues they are facing. These issues don’t always relate to the consequences of insolvency; they consult me on new issues where they simply want a reliable sounding board. I am thankful for such confidence in my abilities and it is this reassurance and competence I bring to the clients of the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre who consult me on their life’s biggest issues.”
If you feel that you are at the end of all options with your financial situation, don’t despair. We encourage you to reach out to Ross as he brings to his clients the friendly, confident, competent, personalised service based on results that he has always been known for. With the resources available to him via the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre, Ross will do his utmost best to consider and provide a solution which makes best sense for your circumstances.
As a Trustee in Bankruptcy, Ross Thomson is often required to think outside the box. As well as creative thinking, Ross brings compassion to the table.
For Ross, it’s important to see the people behind the financial problem –not just numbers.
Ross recently helped a bankrupt client who lives in a retirement village with her seriously ill husband.
The unit she & her husband live in is not owned by them, but subject to a 20-year lease.
The money to be repaid by the management was due only at sale, when the client finally left the retirement village.
Sale of the unit was likely to take several years &, if he did sell the couple’s unit, Ross realised he would be effectively evicting them from their home, without resources or family to help them.
Ross decided to contact the retirement village management & put a proposal to them that they prepay some of the moneys they would otherwise pay the client.
The village management considered the proposal & have agreed to prepay some of the moneys otherwise due.
The client is relieved that she will not be evicted & can now concentrate on helping her husband through his health issues.
The moneys paid represented about 75% of what would have been available to creditors if they waited two years.
It is a win for the client and for the creditors.
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Andrew and his team do an excellent job of helping their clients with bankruptcy advice and it is a pleasure to work with him.
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