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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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HWL Ebsworth avoids hit from $263M Forum Finance scandal
Financial Services 2021-07-06 9:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm HWL Ebsworth says it has avoided any negative financial impact from its connection with Sydney financial firm Forum Finance, which has been accused […]

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Quintis class actions reload as insurance brawl delays settlement approval
Class Actions 2021-07-05 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two shareholder class actions against sandalwood producer Quintis that reached an in principle settlement over a year ago are moving forward following a protracted dispute […]

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‘Maybe they should have thought about that before they kicked off a class action’: Judge baulks at Guvera proposal
Class Actions 2021-07-05 11:07 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected a request that he approve a settlement with the lead applicants in a class action by investors in failed music streaming […]

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Ex-Quantum boss pleads guilty to market manipulation, insider trading
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-07-01 2:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Quantum Resources CEO and director Avrohom Kimelman faces up to 20 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of insider trading and conspiring […]

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Court finds trader was defamed by ASIC but throws out $10M lawsuit
Defamation 2021-06-30 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Canadian trader Daniel Schlaepfer has suffered a loss in his $10 million defamation case against ASIC, with an appeals court tossing the lawsuit despite finding […]

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Mayfair 101’s James Mawhinney says he should not face penalty in ASIC case
Financial Services 2021-06-30 1:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The founder of embattled investment group Mayfair 101, James Mawhinney, will argue that he should not be ordered to pay any penalty after the company […]

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Payday lender Cigno loses bid to overturn ASIC’s short-term credit lending ban
Appeals 2021-06-29 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Payday lender Cigno has lost its appeal of a ruling which upheld ASIC’s first product intervention order banning the use of short-term lending models with […]

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Former Nuix CFO, family members caught up in $17.8M insider trading probe
White Collar 2021-06-29 2:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator has secured a travel ban against the brother of former Nuix CFO Stephen Doyle as it pursues a criminal investigation of alleged […]

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Litigation funder sued for failing to register Queensland energy class action under new rules
Class Actions 2021-06-28 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Energy generator Stanwell has filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down the funding for a class action brought on behalf of 50,000 customers accusing it […]

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