SiN 2017 – the Year in Review

The year is done, Christmas is come and for SiN it is time to replenish the reservoir of curiosity ahead of what promises to be a fascinating 2018. From next year the Insolvency Law Reform Act (ILRA) will be in full swing. Insolvency practitioners will face a world where creditors will have expanded powers. Appointees will need to get used to being replaced. Courts too…

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Security for costs grab by liquidator fails

Judge rejects liquidator’s grab for security for costs

They like a punt in West Australia which may explain the bold but ultimately unsuccessful bid by FTI Consulting’s Ian Francis for a chunk of cash paid into a court by a company that then went bust. Francis – who in recent years has acted for ANZ against grain farmer and ousted One Nation senator Rod Culleton – was appointed liquidator of EH2015 Pty Ltd via…