Joe & Joe – IPs’ legal costs under scrutiny

Yesterday the Supreme Court published its long-awaited decision in the Joe & Joe Developments litigation.

The litigation has been the subject of much gossip in the industry as it concerned allegations of rampant overcharging by insolvency practitioners and their lawyers. Commentators and industry observers have been poised, salivating, waiting for the scandal to break.

In the event, as is often the case with gossip, the facts were found not to justify the hype. Continue reading

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Fraud, corruption, and coldies at the Lord Stanley

The last week has seen a flurry of interesting court decisions from State and Federal courts. Six decisions are of particular note, and each is worthy of a separate, detailed update.

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