Conduct

ASIC and liquidator bound for trial if mediation fails

Worrells partner Jason Bettles. Barring settlement at mediation or ASIC’s case collapsing for want of competence the next 18 months represents a period of nagging uncertainty for Jason Bettles. Orders made in the Federal Court in November have paved the way for the Worrells Queensland partner to be tried next year on allegations of complicity in an illegal phoenix scheme. The allegations – which Bettles…

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Liquidator case unchanged as directors charged

Worrells partner Jason Bettles. The corporate regulator confirmed this week that its case against Worrells partner Jason Bettles remains unchanged and on foot in the wake of criminal charges being filed in the Brisbane District Court against former directors, officers and advisors connected with the 2016 collapse of Members Alliance Group (MA Group). Bettles it should be noted, has consistently denied allegations of facilitating phoenix…