Weston V Cathro over 2nd bite of South Pelagic

DW Advisory’s Paul Weston. Worrells partner Simon Cathro. DW Advisory’s Paul Weston is demonstrating an optimistic streak of generous width, putting his hand up to replace the man who replaced him little more six months ago. Weston, who did not respond to inquiries prior to iNO’s deadline, has been given the chance to takeover as liquidator of South Pelagic Holdings Pty Ltd. That opportunity has…

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Bankruptcy

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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Litigation

KPMG partner’s insistence “disappointing”: QNI Judge

KPMG’s Peter Gothard. Whilst the real pain of Wednesday’s judgment in Parbery & Ors v QNI Metals Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] QSC 143 will be felt by QNI’s general purpose liquidators (GPL) FTI Holdings, Queensland Supreme Court judge Debra Mullins didn’t pull any punches when it came to a couple of elements of the testimony of KPMG partner Peter Gothard. Gothard had been brought…

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