Trustees

AAT overrules Inspector General over trustee objection

In the decision of Jones and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy [2018] AATA 3260 (5 September 2018) the indispensability of rigour is made abundantly clear. Back in September 2016 West Australian-based bankruptcy trustee George Lopez lodged an objection under Section 149B with the Official Receiver to the discharge from bankruptcy of Yozique art aficionados, Sharon and Garrick Jones. The Melsom Robson partner resolved to lodge the objection after deciding that the now…

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SiN 2017 – the Year in Review

The year is done, Christmas is come and for SiN it is time to replenish the reservoir of curiosity ahead of what promises to be a fascinating 2018. From next year the Insolvency Law Reform Act (ILRA) will be in full swing. Insolvency practitioners will face a world where creditors will have expanded powers. Appointees will need to get used to being replaced. Courts too…