Conflict

KPMG partner’s insistence “disappointing”: QNI Judge

KPMG’s Peter Gothard. Whilst the real pain of Wednesday’s judgment in Parbery & Ors v QNI Metals Pty Ltd & Ors [2020] QSC 143 will be felt by QNI’s general purpose liquidators (GPL) FTI Holdings, Queensland Supreme Court judge Debra Mullins didn’t pull any punches when it came to a couple of elements of the testimony of KPMG partner Peter Gothard. Gothard had been brought…

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ATO ousts Hall Chadwick pair from payroll group

Hall Chadwick’s Richard Albarran. Hall Chadwick’s Brent Kijurina An accounting practice principal has insisted that his firm has no referral relationship with Hall Chadwick despite referring multiple appointments to Hall Chadwick’s Sydney practice and engaging the wife of a Hall Chadwick staffer as a bookkeeper. During public examinations in the Federal Court last month Hafez Alameddine, principal of Macquarie Accountants, answered “Privilege. No” when asked…