PBB Advisory moves post-PwC acquisition

An application to the Federal Court seeking to surrender insolvency appointments has shed fresh light on the fate of various PPB Advisory staff and partners following its acquisition by PwC. The judgment of Justice Kathleen Farrell in Theobald, in the matter of Bowesco Pty Ltd (in liq) [2018] FCA 1725 details how Simon Theobald and Mark Robinson recently sought orders to effect their resignations as either official liquidators or…

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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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