Jorgensen to be jettisoned as Hall Chadwick muscles in

Liquidator Paul Jorgensen.

We understand a meeting of creditors of Unique Urban Built (UUB) is scheduled to take place this morning in the offices of PKF South Australia and that the liquidator appointed – Paul Jorgensen of PKF South Australia – has chosen not to attend.

INO’s mail is that Jorgensen ceded the job of chairing the meeting at PKF Adelaide’s Flinders Street office to fellow partner Rob Spiby.

Putting a different face in front of UUB’s creditors however may not be sufficient to restrain creditors from jettisoning Jorgensen in favour of Hall Chadwick’s Brent Kijurina and Joanne Keating, who’ve provided a consent to act as replacement liquidators.

But Houston, we have a problem.

Today’s meeting would appear to be a reconvening of the meeting of creditors adjourned back on May 8, meaning more than 15 business days have elapsed.

That places today’s scheduled meeting outside the limitation imposed by Insolvency Practice Rule (IPR) 75-140.

As previously reported in Adelaide’s In Daily and by INO in Liquidator Admits Errors On Unique Urban Built and PKF Adelaide Partner Cops Complaint To ASIC Jorgensen has had some problems with this liquidation, problems he’s admitted to but which he says can be smoothed out according to legal advice he’s obtained.

We understand he’s given an undertaking to absorb the cost of that advice himself.

INO will update the outcome of today’s meeting but in the meantime spare a thought for Spiby, who recently returned from competing in the Hawkes Bay International Marathon in New Zealand.

Back only a couple of days and he now has to run a gauntlet. Please take a moment to support INO’s continued chronicling of the insolvency profession.

About the Author

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.

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