Lawyers

Liquidator battling to avoid $60k legal bill

The dispute around control of Rushcutters Bay eatery Bar M – formerly known as Bar Machiavelli Pty Ltd – has Hurst Recovery’s David Hurst in court urgently seeking to unwind transactions that could ultimately see him liable to pay a costs order for at least $60k and other as yet unallocated costs. At the same time, those who referred him the job – restaurateur Paola Toppi and…

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Liquidator and lawyer tangle over costs assessment

Seems that when a liquidator is being pursued for costs by a lawyer in a local court, trying to resolve the issues via the costs assessment process is not going to fly, at least not according to NSW Supreme Court judge Francois Kunc. WKA Legal Pty Ltd v Gleeson [2018] NSWSC 318 details how liquidator and Jones Partners principal Bruce Gleeson has for several years been at…