Litigation

“Dirty expert” cloud has Silvia lining for BRI partner

BRI Ferrier’s Brian Silvia. BRI Ferrier’s Brian Silvia had a win in the Supreme Court of Victoria earlier this month when a judged rejected claims that he was a “dirty expert” and that a report he authored for one side in a dispute among members of Melbourne’s wealthy Auswild family should be ruled inadmissible. In mid-2013 Silvia had been engaged by several members of the…

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Expert No. 3 for Palmer after Pitcher’s Hughes opts out

dVT’s Suelen McCallum. Identifying who will ultimately act as expert solvency witness for Clive Palmer in his defence of claims brought by Queensland Nickel’s (QN) general and special purpose liquidators is turning out to be less straightforward than iNO originally assumed. After reporting last week that Pitcher Partners’ Perth chief Bryan Hughes had been named in the Queensland Supreme Court as Palmer’s preferred nominee to…