November 2015

Arrest Warrants Voided As Accountants Appear

APPARENTLY they never knew. About the summonses to attend for public examinations, about the orders to produce documents or about the warrants for their arrest, issued after the summonses expired uncomplied with. Accountants Bill Gertos, Constantine Savell and Therese Alha. No idea. The Federal Court heard as much last Friday in room 19c around 3.00pm. Registrar Chaun Ng warned the three that they must appear…


Arrest warrants issued for Lavin’s accountants

THE wash up from day one of public examinations into the bankrupt estate of artistic agent Dolores Lavin culminated in the issue of arrest warrants for her accountants and an application by Lavin to be excused from her examination on undisclosed medical grounds. Late on Monday afternoon Federal Court Registrar Chuan Ng issued warrants for the arrest of Bill Gertos, Con Savell and Therese Alha. Barrister Geoff McDonald,…


Coshott win could be curtains for Prentice

MAX Prentice’s grip on the bankrupt estate of Robert Gilbert Coshott may have loosened a tad this week after Federal Court judge Jayne Jagot on Tuesday overturned the decision of her Circuit Court counterpart Rolf Driver on appeal from the bankrupt’s brother. In May Judge Driver ruled on an application by Ronald Michael Coshott and Fewin Pty Ltd seeking confirmation of their status as creditors in…


Octaviar: $514 million proof of debt up for appeal

OCTAVIAR’s general purpose liquidators Kate Barnett and Bill Fletcher were served a major setback in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday. In handing down his judgement, Justice Paul Brereton ruled that RSM’s David Kerr – currently special purpose liquidator of Octaviar Limited (OL) – can apply to extend his powers, paving the way for an appeal of Barnett and Fletcher’s rejection in April 2014 of a…