In re Retail Adventures Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] NSWSC

INSOLVENCY - recovery of unfair preferences - 18 defendants - foreign and interstate parties - joinder- discretion - common question of insolvency - different defences - good faith defence - contractual liens - application of foreign law of Hong Kong and China - held: joinder ordered, subject to making case management directions - SEPARATE QUESTION - order made for determination of separate question of insolvency - COSTS - liquidators' particulars of insolvency and case management directions served late - held: costs of application be plaintiffs costs in the cause

Acted for Cargo Services Far East Ltd (Hong Kong) & CS Logistic Solutions Pty Ltd (Qld) instructed by Tucker & Cowen, Brisbane (since October 2015) leading Luke Chapman of counsel.