Alex Nicol

Considerations when compromising a proceeding and personal costs orders against liquidators on an unsuccessful appeal

The recent decisions by the Court of Appeal in the matters of Lonnex Pty Ltd (in liq) [2019] VSCA 23 and Lonnex Pty Ltd (in liq) [2019] VSCA 62 highlight...

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Fixated on outcomes that are in the best interests of our client

We recently achieved a very successful outcome for a client (a subcontractor in the construction industry) at mediation defending an unfair preference claim, negotiating a payment by our client to...

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Introducing Aptum’s Chief Technology Officer

Despite being a young law firm, Aptum has just appointed our first Chief Technology Officer.

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The motivation to give clients a greater voice when involved in a dispute

One of my biggest motivations in working with clients to resolve their legal disputes is to involve them in the matter and find the best solution to their problem.

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“A story about time based billing” or alternatively “how to ensure your clients and staff are underwhelmed and unhappy”

The billable hour is a widely used and accepted mechanism for invoicing clients in professional services firms, and particularly in law firms.

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The future of the well-worn path of "reasonable and proportionate" - remuneration and expenses of insolvency practitioners

It is of little surprise that judicial consideration of the remuneration of liquidators remains a topic close to the hearts of all those in the insolvency industry, particularly at a...

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