Public Examinations

Material non-disclosure costs trustee

Pitcher Partners’ Paul Weston. Pitcher Partners partner Paul Weston has gained some useful intel in regards to disclosure and examination summonses for those playing their trade in the personal insolvency space, though not without cost. This week the Federal Court agreed with a former bankrupt and his wife that examination summonses requiring them to attend the court for questioning should be set aside on the…

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Pitchers’ ATO inquiry hits defamation snag

When you’re conducting what might be the largest and most complex public examination ever run by Australian liquidators, maintaining the process without inadvertently creating additional complexity can be challenging, as Pitcher Partners’ Andrew Yeo and Gess Rambaldi have discovered after being dragged into a potential defamation action between one of the examinees and Fairfax Media’s The Age newspaper. On August 28 Tim Batchelor, a locksmith…