Costs

Cor Cordis pair’s bold lunge for costs restrained

Emu Group liquidator Andre Lakomy. Cor Cordis’s Alan Walker. iNO generally concurs with the approach that when one stumbles at the start it’s best to decry humility in favour of a bold lunge, one aimed at re-establishing primacy in the administration of an entity’s affairs.  Unfortunately for the applicant liquidators in In the matter of Emu Group Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2020] NSWSC…

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KPMG partner pushes privilege envelope

KPMG’s Peter Gothard. KPMG’s Peter Gothard has helped push a court to explicitly define the powers of liquidators in respect of claims of legal professional privilege and the outcome will not have pleased the non-executive directors (NEDs) of failed education provider Vocation Limited. In Whittenbury v Vocation Limited (No 2) [2020] FCA 653 Federal Court judge John Middleton last week ruled that Vocation’s NEDs have…