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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Shooting of liquidators: un-Australian

Being a liquidator can be a risky business. Liquidators (and their legal advisers) have a long tradition of putting their bodies on the line for the sake of their work, selflessly risking personal harm through exposure to such dangers as high cholesterol, liver failure and other prandiogenous ailments.

Injury by gunshot is, thankfully, less commonly encountered. For this we must thank Justice Young. Twenty years ago, sitting as a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court, he delivered a judgment in which the issue of shooting liquidators was condemned in the harshest possible terms.

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