Ex-Jirsch partner to pay $115k over failed pub venture

Languishing in a Thai rehab clinic may or may not be a sound basis for defending oneself against a plaintiff intent on recovering impugned payments but either way Sam Henderson has likely discovered by now that he’s been ordered to pay a weighty slab of almost $663,000, awarded to liquidator Mike Smith yesterday In the Matter of Central Management (NSW) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1258. A former…

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Bankruptcy

Witness the redemptive power of personal insolvency

Stigma shmigma. Who said bankruptcy permanently stained a person with the irredeemable taint of debtor’s shame? SiN has come across a practitioner whose experience more than validates the redemptive power of personal insolvency. Last week Jirsch Sutherland announced that business director Rebecca Hindson had been appointed manager of the firm’s new Wollongong office. In a press release dated August 16 we learn that Hindson – an Illawarra local –…

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Litigation

Receiver facing fee and independence challenge

Mackay Goodwin principal Domenic Calabretta may be overseas but that is not impeding the progress of some potential grief around an alleged lack of independence working its way towards him via a hearing in the NSW Supreme Court later this year. The grief is in the form of untested allegations – which may or may not be frivolous and/or vexatious – that the fees charged…

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