Regulators continue jihad on practitioner compliance

COMMENT Presenting oneself as a fierce and tireless scrutiniser of insolvency practitioners is all the rage among the relevant regulators at the moment. The view among much of the bureaucracy seems to be that these highly qualified professionals cannot be trusted and only heavy regulatory shackles will prevent them from abusing their position to the detriment of all. It’s nonsense of course but regulation is…

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Cor Cordis partner first referral under new law

Cor Cordis Melbourne partner Dennis Turner received an unwanted Christmas missive last year when ASIC served the Melbourne-based liquidator and bankruptcy trustee with a Schedule 2 disciplinary referral on December 20. The Form 986, while largely devoid of detail, cites as the alleged misconduct: “Actual or perceived conflict of interest or duty” and “Failure to disclose giving rise to actual or perceived conflict of interest or duty”….