VAs acquiesce to fee cut after liquidator objects

Cor Cordis partners Ozem Kassem and Jason Tang have had the fees they generated as administrators of Attack Engineering Pty Ltd lopped following objections by Steve Nicols, who replaced them when the company was wound up. Kassem and Tang were appointed administrators of the Coffs Harbour-based firm on August 29, 2017 after receiving a referral from Shine Lawyers’ James Hulbert. That appointment followed winding up proceedings initiated by the Australian…

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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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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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