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Court delivers early Christmas with resounding “No”

Morton + Lee Insolvency’s Gavin Morton. “No”. With that one word Australia’s collective population of registered liquidators and insolvency specialists let out a resounding cheer, because it meant that the Full Bench of the Federal Court had decided not to ruin their Christmas. “The creditor claims to be entitled to set off its obligation under s 588FF of the Act to repay the preference received…

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EY partners may face disciplinary action over Pindan

EY’s Sam Freeman. EY’s Colby O’Brien. Two of EY’s finest are not letting any impending ARITA sanction impede progress of their work as administrators and liquidators of Pindan Group, the West Australia-based construction and property group that availed itself of EY’s reassuringly familiar services in May of this year. Last month in the Supreme Court of West Australia Sam Freeman, Colby O’Brien and Vincent Smith obtained various grants…