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Halifax auditor pleads guilty to criminal charges over auditing breaches
Accounting 2021-07-07 9:29 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The auditor of stockbroker Halifax Investment Services, whose 2008 collapse left around $200 million in client funds trapped, has pleaded guilty to the first criminal […]

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Former Arrium directors point finger at KPMG in class action defence
Class Actions 2021-07-06 2:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Four executives of the failed Arrium have named auditor KPMG as a “concurrent wrongdoer” in defending a shareholder class action over a $754 million capital […]

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Arrium settlement was a ‘substantial compromise’, judge says
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-05 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement reached in a lawsuit by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors accused of insolvent trading has been […]

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Bob Jane T-Marts CEO loses challenge to liquidator’s examination
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-23 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CEO of Bob Jane T-Marts has failed to halt his public examination by the liquidator of the firm Last Lap, which is currently involved […]

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Nudie Juice family wants court to extinguish judgment debt
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-23 2:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Members of the Binetter family have sued the trustees of a Nudie Juice co-founder Emil Binetter’s estate for settlement details over debts claimed against the […]

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How Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Elyse Hilton survived the Hayne commission and made partner
Litigation Rising Stars 2021-06-16 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Unlike many successful litigation partners, Arnold Bloch Leibler partner Elyse Hilton wanted to be “anything but a lawyer” when she was in high school. “My […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Auditors of fraudster Melissa Caddick might face class action
Class Actions 2021-06-10 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Investors who entrusted their retirement savings to deceased fraudster Melissa Caddick may launch a class action against the auditors that signed off on financial statements […]

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Liquidators of S&P class action plaintiff win strikeout bid in spat over funder’s agreements
Class Actions 2021-06-08 4:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has gutted a defence and counterclaim filed by the biggest unitholder in investment fund Vale in a battle with a litigation funder and […]

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Phoenix Institute files lawsuit accusing directors of duty breaches
Education 2021-06-03 12:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Failed vocational education provider Phoenix Institute has taken three of its former directors to court claiming they breached the Corporations Act in the lead-up to […]

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