Lawyers

Park and McIntosh mull appeal

FTI’s John Park and Lachlan McIntosh have briefed counsel about a possible appeal after a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland last week set aside an order of a registrar renewing the pair’s claim against lawyer Edward Maitland, and Melbourne barristers John Ribbands and Garry Bigmore. Park and McIntosh are joint trustees of the bankrupt estate of Gary Stirling Camm. Park told SiN yesterday the…


William Buck pair resist removal bid for now

William Buck’s Rob Whitton and Brendan Copeland have temporarily fended off an effort to have them removed as liquidators of Ridley Capital Holdings (RCH), a company controlled by architectural entrepreneur Joshua Ridley, after a judge ordered that their foreign nemesis must first stump up $45,000 as security for costs. In a judgment handed down this week Supreme Court Acting Justice Reg Barrett decided that the Californian-domiciled plaintiff,…


A Brisbane liquidator has had a torrid time broking a loan for a Sydney property devloper

Ex-FTI star clashes with Mehajer

Times have changed for Ginette Dawn Muller. The one-time insolvency director at FTI Consulting has diversified with her own GM brand and in recent times has been organising loans for property luminaries including Salim Mehajer, the controversial Sydney developer whose role as deputy mayor of Auburn Council is in limbo while the council remains suspended pending the outcome of a public inquiry. Documents and emails obtained by SiN…


Ten VAs head to court

FTI yet to consent to Parbery as SPL

AN application to appoint PPB Advisory’s Steve Parbery special purpose liquidator (SPL) of Queensland Nickel (QN) has been lodged in the Federal Court but the stricken nickel firm’s general purpose liquidators (GPLs) are yet to declare whether they will consent to or contest the move. Quentin Olde, one of four FTI Consulting partners formerly appointed GPLs to QN on April 27 told SiN yesterday that the…


Fat finger behind ANZ wind up error

WELL, you wouldn’t have wanted to be a hung over fund manager yesterday morning, logging on to check the portfolio after a big night out. If you had then you might’ve seen that the daily insolvency notices included a listing for the ANZ Bank. Further, the listing showed that the bank was being wound up by the tax office. According to the notice ANZ was subject…