Referrers

Intelara imbroglio reinforces rule: know thy referrer

FTI Consulting’s Joanne Dunn. FTI Consulting’s Joanne Dunn may well be ruing the day she agreed to an appointment as liquidator of engineering firm Intelara. Prior to her appointment in December 2015 pre-insolvency advisors had persuaded the Intelara directors to undertake what courts say was described to the directors as a “legal phoenix”. The subsequent involvement of the FEG Recovery Unit – which had Palisade…

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Referrer role confers no immunity

Cor Cordis partner Mark Hutchins. It can’t be too often that an insolvency practitioner is responsible for the laying of criminal charges against his or her own referrer, but the resume of Cor Cordis partner Mark Hutchins now boasts this curious distinction. This follows the news that a company director and two pre-insolvency advisors appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court last week on charges including…