Litigation

Proof of debt decisions could cost Victorian a VA

Greyhouse Partners’ Ben Verney. O’Brien Palmer’s Chris Palmer. Victorian practitioner Ben Verney is clinging tenaciously to the administration of Icon Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd but decisions he made in respect of proofs of debt at the first meeting could see him stripped of the appointment before the year is ended. Lawyers for Owners Corporations (OCs), developers and unit owners claiming for building defects – this…

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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…