Litigation

DIRRIs galore for under scrutiny Hall Chadwick trio

Hall Chadwick’s Steve Gladman. Hall Chadwick’s Richard Albarran. Hall Chadwick partners Steve Gladman, Richard Albarran and David Ross have lodged no shortage of DIRRIs these past seven months in a bid to clarify the extent of their involvement with Pacific Biotechnologies Ltd (PacBiotech). Given that that involvement extends from an engagement as investigating accountants in February to acting as fully funded deed administrators presently, five…

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Octaviar liquidators at war with COI over fees

KPMG’s Will Colwell. The liquidators of the failed Octaviar Group have been forced to seek court approval for remuneration dating back to 2018 after falling out spectacularly with the Octaviar Committee of Inspection (COI). Bill Fletcher of Bentleys and Kate Barnet of Olvera Advisors applied in March this year for orders approving $358,731.85 (plus GST) in remuneration for work done from 1 July 2018 to…