Litigation

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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Half mill in costs pending after attack on receiver fails

Farshad Amirbeaggi. Mackay Goodwin principal Domenic Calabretta. Image courtesy Mackay Goodwin. A liquidator’s estimate of a return to creditors of between 51 cents and 100 cents in the dollar may have been imperilled after attempts to appoint a receiver to sell a luxury property in Bali were rejected by the courts. In failing to have a receiver appointed Hayes Advisory principal and liquidator of Sirrah…