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Judge guts fees of Hall Chadwick three

Hall Chadwick’s Richard Albarran. Hall Chadwick WA partner Cameron Shaw. Well they’ve taken their time but the reasons determining an application for almost $1 million in remuneration have entered the public domain, and how worthy of the wait they are. In 266 paragraphs Federal Court judge Michael Feutrill has meticulously laid bare why the overwhelming . . . Restricted Content Dear Reader, this story is…

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Settlement duel between ASIC and liquidator revealed

Liquidator Jason Bettles. Worrells principal Jason Bettles offered to agree to a suspension of his liquidator’s registration as part of a counter offer made more than 12 months before his four year legal battle with ASIC ended in August when the regulator’s case was dismissed and it was ordered to pay Bettles’ costs. As part of those costs orders, Federal Court judge Brigitte Markovic granted…