Judgment

Liquidator of LMIML challenges receiver’s fees

FTI Consulting’s John Park. LMIML receiver David Whyte. If recently retired BDO partner David Whyte ever thought the finalisation of his work as receiver of LM Investment Management Limited (LMIML) would be uneventful, then FTI Consulting’s John Park has well and truly disabused him of that notion. In recent months Park has, as liquidator of LMIML, challenged Whyte’s remuneration claims, with the most recent challenge…

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Lit funder Vannin to cough up security in cash

Hall Chadwick’s Richard Albarran. Hall Chadwick’s Blair Pleash. We’re sure Vannin Capital is a successful player in the oft-times lucrative litigation funding space but two insolvency-based bets it’s made in Queensland have proved troublesome. Little mystery can attach to why bankrolling the general purpose liquidators (GPLs) of Queensland Nickel in litigation involving the company’s former director Clive Palmer hasn’t gone to plan. Palmer could probably…