Pair’s use of “power-of-attorney” riles ASIC

Whilst one must take care not to assume, it looks as though ex-KordaMentha partner Cliff Rocke and KordaMentha’s John Bumbak have doubled down in getting up officialdom’s nose. It started on June 6 when Rocke went to the Federal Court seeking an order to facilitate his retirement as sole liquidator of three companies to which he’d been appointed before his departure from Kordas in December, 2016. Rocke also asked…

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Witness the redemptive power of personal insolvency

Stigma shmigma. Who said bankruptcy permanently stained a person with the irredeemable taint of debtor’s shame? SiN has come across a practitioner whose experience more than validates the redemptive power of personal insolvency. Last week Jirsch Sutherland announced that business director Rebecca Hindson had been appointed manager of the firm’s new Wollongong office. In a press release dated August 16 we learn that Hindson – an Illawarra local –…

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Neolido fraud: Leigh paid $100k to secured creditor

Court documents obtained by Sydney Insolvency News reveal that ex-PPB Advisory (PPBA) partner David Leigh paid $100,000 to a secured creditor out of a total $800,000 PPBA alleges he fraudulently misappropriated from the liquidation account of Neolido Holdings. According to an application for freezing orders filed by lawyers for PPBA last week, Leigh was questioned about the missing monies on Tuesday February 22 by PPBA Queensland…

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