Costs

SV Partners pair facing hefty personal costs order

SV Partners’ Darren Vardy and Jason Porter have been stung by an adverse judgement that could require them to find at least $200,000 without recourse to the assets of SPC & Co Pty Ltd, the company to which they were appointed liquidators via CVL in August 2017. Much of the detail in this protracted fight for fees by barrister Ventry Gray can be gleaned from the judgment…

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Indemnity costs awarded against retentive liquidator

Pitt Street liquidator Jamieson Louttit has avoided the full wrath of an adverse order – kind of – after a judge ruled that indemnity costs should not be applied to two days spent hearing an application launched in April against Louttit by the king of encaffeination, Les Schirato. In a judgment handed down last week NSW Supreme Court judge Ashley Black signalled that Schirato – in his capacity as director…