PwC trawls Jirsch files in fraud aftermath

Sacked Jirsch Sutherland partner Amanda Young. Image: Linked In. The costs keep mounting for Jirsch Sutherland with the firm engaging PwC to conduct an exhaustive audit of its systems and files in the wake of the alleged misappropriation of approximately $238,000 by former partner Amanda Young. A spokeswoman for Jirsch yesterday confirmed the engagement, which INO understands will attempt to identify how Young, whose employment…

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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

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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