Preferences

Frisken flayed for preferring preferences

O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken. O’Brien Palmer’s Daniel Frisken might be feeling a little uneasy after NSW Supreme Court judge Kate Williams this week refused his application seeking to claw back $740,000 in preferences paid to the ATO by labour hire company Pacific Steelfixing Pty Ltd (Pacific). This is because In the matter of Pacific Steelfixing Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 655 the judge described as not…

Read More

Judge chides ABL and MO over BBY emails

BBY liquidator Stephen Vaughan. The brain-contorting complexity of the BBY Limited liquidation is back on display after liquidators Stephen Vaughan and Ian Hall sought to retreat to a simpler regime for the recovery of costs. The simpler regime was first put in place in 2015 by Justice Paul Brereton, who has since fled to the Court of Appeal. At the time the regime was seen…