IP’s days look numbered

Artemis Insolvency’s Peter Dinoris. Queensland liquidator and trustee in bankruptcy Peter Dinoris could be preparing to exit the formal end of the insolvency game after the IP transferred dozens of files to a rival. The Supreme Court of Queensland this week made orders transferring 44 of Dinoris’s court liquidations (CLs) and creditors voluntary liquidations (CVLs) to Jonathan McLeod and Bill Karageozis of McLeod Partners. INO…

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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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