Expelled ARITA member now bankrupt

Now ex-ARITA member Justin James Cadman

Expelled and now bankrupted: McLaren Knight’s Justin Cadman.

It’s been an eventful few weeks for far north Queensland liquidator and former ARITA member Justin James Cadman.

On June 6 ARITA announced that it had expelled him from the association after ARITA’s Professional Conduct Committee ruled that he’d brought the reputation of ARITA and the profession into disrepute.

That was Wednesday last week. Two days later he was bankrupted in the Federal Court, we believe following an application by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

His affairs are now in the hands of Grant Thornton partner and trustee in bankruptcy Tony Jonsson who told INO when contacted this morning that he didn’t think it appropriate to “conduct my files publicly”.

As late as this morning Cadman was still listed as a registered liquidator on the ASIC professional register with no special conditions or pending notice warnings attached.

Doesn’t ASIC apply penalties for late lodgement or failure to lodge a notice on the basis it undermines confidence in the system of corporate insolvency?

Further reading:

ARITA Expels Third Member In Two Months

Liquidator Calls In Administrators Over Tax Debt

Termination of membership – Mr Justin Cadman

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Peter Gosnell
Insolvency News Online illuminates the practice of insolvency Australia-wide, highlighting the triumphs and travails of the nation’s registered practitioners and the accounting and legal professionals who work with them. INO is produced by Peter Gosnell, former business editor and senior business reporter at The Daily Telegraph newspaper. During a decade-long career, your correspondent reported on such notable corporate collapses as HIH, One.Tel, Westpoint and Fincorp as well as some of the nation's highest profile bankruptcies and the investigations and prosecutions arising from Australia's most notorious instances of white-collar crime.

1 Comment on "Expelled ARITA member now bankrupt"

  1. I get where you’re coming from; while the cancellation is automatic, bizarrely and despite the new cross-agency reporting powers, ASIC’s action is (perhaps) dependent on the requirement for the Liquidator to first self-assess and lodge a notice telling them a bankruptcy notice had been issued against them (IPS 35-1). The notice needed to be lodged within 5 business days of the event.

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