Regulation/Legislation

How hard is it to replace liquidators? This hard.

Jirsch Sutherland partner Trent Devine. Jirsch Sutherland managing partner Bradd Morelli. The liquidators of FW Projects will be feeling mighty relieved after a judge yesterday threw out an application seeking to replace the Jirsch Sutherland duo on the basis of bias. In dismissing the application of builder Hindmarsh Construction Australia (HCA) NSW Supreme Court Judge Ashley Black found In the matter of FW Projects Pty…

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Has a passive ATO facilitated phoenix activity?

COMMENT: In Pitcher’s Phoenix Probe Yields Liquidators’ Names we revealed how as part of their investigations into the alleged A&S Services tax avoidance scheme, Pitcher Partners had contacted 100 registered liquidators Australia wide who had accepted referrals from A&S or associated entities, “querying if those liquidators had identified the appointment of dummy directors and/or phoenix transactions”. According to Pitcher’s Lindsay Bainbridge, overwhelmingly the various liquidators did identify…