Judgment

Failed appeal follows imprudent refusal

Hall Chadwick partner Blair Pleash. When you’re being funded to pursue litigation, it’s not difficult to double down and appeal after a stinging loss. For Hall Chadwick partner Blair Pleash, trying to cajole a ceasefire from the bowels of defeat has meant being bitten twice in a month after the Federal Court of Appeal last week dismissed his bid to overturn a ruling rejecting his…

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KPMG trio’s SPA strategy to dodge conflict minefield

KPMG’s Martin Jones. KPMG partner Hayden White. Mindful of the scrutiny being applied by ARITA and ASIC to three EY WA partners, three WA domiciled restructuring practitioners at KPMG have moved early to quell conflict concerns in respect of their appointments last week as voluntary administrators (VAs) of Salt Lake Potash Limited (SLPL). In making their declaration of relevant relationships, independence and indemnities (DIRRI) KPMG…