Bankruptcy

AAT overrules Inspector General over trustee objection

In the decision of Jones and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy [2018] AATA 3260 (5 September 2018) the indispensability of rigour is made abundantly clear. Back in September 2016 West Australian-based bankruptcy trustee George Lopez lodged an objection under Section 149B with the Official Receiver to the discharge from bankruptcy of Yozique art aficionados, Sharon and Garrick Jones. The Melsom Robson partner resolved to lodge the objection after deciding that the now…

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PPB Advisory pair sued by scallop farmer

PwC takeover aside, PPB Advisory cannot get a break. After the alleged villainy of former partner David Leigh was uncovered in February, you’d think the firm could earn some respite from outrageous fortune’s slings and arrows. Negative. This week the firm’s two most senior Queensland partners – Grant Sparks and Michael Owen – were served with a multi-million dollar claim for damages in relation to their…