dVT pair fined $10,000

dVT’s Suelen McCallum. dVT’s Riad Tayeh dVT Group duo Suelen McCallum and Riad Tayeh have been fined $10,000 following an investigation by an ARITA Professional Conduct Committee (PCC). ARITA convened the PCC to examine the pair’s acceptance of an appointment as liquidators of Hemisphere Technologies (HT), which these days is known as ACN 152 546 453 Pty Ltd. Their appointment took place in January 2017,…

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Regulators continue jihad on practitioner compliance

COMMENT Presenting oneself as a fierce and tireless scrutiniser of insolvency practitioners is all the rage among the relevant regulators at the moment. The view among much of the bureaucracy seems to be that these highly qualified professionals cannot be trusted and only heavy regulatory shackles will prevent them from abusing their position to the detriment of all. It’s nonsense of course but regulation is…

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Leigh to defend PPBA/Neolido fraud claim

David Leigh, the former PPB Advisory (PPBA) partner who stunned the profession after it emerged he had allegedly pinched $800,000 to pay debts, is set to stun again. In the Supreme Court of Queensland yesterday, Leigh filed a notice of intention to defend a claim for recovery of the funds, launched on February 28, 2018 by PPBA. From what can be gleaned from the document…

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