AIIP’s Queensland Conference tackling key litigation issues


CreditorWatch chief economist Harley Dale.

Commerce-stunting pandemics haven’t deterred the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (AIIP) from putting up for debate the critical issues facing insolvency practitioners, before, during and after lunch of course. For the practitioner by the practitioner.

On Thursday, July 29 the AIIP Queensland Chapter mini-conference will be held, starting early at Brisbane’s Riverside Centre at 123 Eagle Street.

In keeping with AIIP conference tradition, the morning will open with some remarks from one of the AIIP’s Queensland nabobs – in this case Hall Chadwick partner Ginette Muller – before CreditorWatch chief economist Harley Dale and chief executive Patrick Coghlan deliver their views on the economic outlook which, given the unique circumstances, will be one not to miss.

Senator Susan McDonald.

Next up are senior legal eagles James Daniel and Scott Guthrie from Thomson Geer who’ll provide case updates on current issues before Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) director of financial compliance Omar Ameer delves into the intricacies that await practitioners dealing with residential builders trust accounts.

After morning tea, hear about “Litigation Funding Opportunities and Covering the Downside” from Michael Partis of Assure Global Plus before rounding out the morning listening Townsville-based senator Susan McDonald, currently chair of the Federal Government’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport committee.

The day long event, which includes lunch at popular Eagle Street Thai eatery Naga sponsored by Grays will focus heavily on the role that picking winners in litigation is likely to play in recovery rates going forward.

QBCC financial compliance director Omar Ameer.

To this end, during lunch Cornwalls partner Paul Evans will host and moderate a hypothetical based on real cases with the intriguing title: “A day in the life of an insolvency professional – A journey with a director, a fast car, lawyers and creditors.”

This will involve experienced insolvency practitioners attempting to negotiate their way through a hypothetical that will involve a case before the courts going seriously off the rails.

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