Jirsch partner relinquishes job after sister sacked

Jirsch Sutherland partner Sule Arnautovic will be replaced as liquidator of the St Gregory’s Armenian School after Insolvency News Online revealed it was one of four entities allegedly looted by Arnautovic’s sister and former Jirsch partner Amanda Young, who was sacked by the national insolvency firm late last year. Last Friday in the NSW Supreme Court Justice Stephen Robb ordered that Grant Thornton’s John McInerney and Philip…

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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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