Costs

When a surplus doesn’t satisfy

Mackay Goodwin’s Mitchell Ball. You’d think a liquidator who’s scraped together enough moola to declare a surplus might earn some plaudits from the intended recipients. Many if not most liquidations after all generate nothing more than zero for creditors and hours of unremunerated work for appointees, so any kind of recovery is grounds for relief if not celebration. Expressions of gratitude from certain stakeholders in…

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Trustee facing hefty costs order after appeal

CRS Warner principal Anthony Warner Sydney trustee Anthony Warner must be sitting on an estate flush with funds or is backed by a reliably liquid indemnifier after an appeals court deprived him of a nugget of residential gold and ordered him to pay the appellant’s costs of both the primary and appeal proceedings. iNO’s mail is that combined expenses could exceed $600,000. If Warner locked…