Judgment

Respected liquidator dodges inquiry bullet, for now

Jones Partners’ Bruce Gleeson. Highly regarded Jones Partners’ principal Bruce Gleeson has dodged a bullet after NSW Supreme Court judge Ashley Black this week chose not to initiate an inquiry into his conduct as liquidator of Military History Tours Australia Pty Ltd (MHT), a company which offered travel to sites like Gallipoli until relations with Swiss-based cruise ship operator MSC Cruises SA soured in 2014….

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The risks of tapping proceeds of crime for fees

O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken. Never presume to position yourself between the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police and an allegedly ill-gotten dollar. As O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken has discovered, and as is detailed in the matter of The Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Pharmacy Depot Hurstville Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 1571 the outcome is unlikely to prove favourable to…