The fees of insolvency lawyers – increased scrutiny under the new law

Liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy are more accustomed to seeing their own fees come under judicial scrutiny than the fees of their lawyers. Legal fees are ‘mere’ disbursements in insolvency law, requiring neither creditor nor court approval. Justice Steven Rares’ recent judicial views about lawyers’ fees in Armstrong Scalisi Holdings v Piscopo [2017] FCA 423 , a […]