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16-077MR Liquidators appointed to 21st Century land banking companies associated with Jamie McIntyre
The Federal Court of Australia has made orders appointing liquidators to companies associated with Jamie McIntyre and 21st Century land banking companies.
Simon Alexander Wallace-Smith and Robert Scott Woods of Deloitte have been appointed as joint liquidators to the corporate respondents to ASIC’s proceeding that commenced in August 2015 (refer: 15-214MR).
The corporate respondents are:
- Archery Road Pty Ltd (ACN 162 921 735)
- Bendigo Vineyard Estate Pty Ltd (ACN 600 088 211)
- Secret Valley Estate Pty Ltd (ACN 602 817 532)
- Kingsway South Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 159 230 976)
- Melbourne Tarniet Estate Pty Ltd (ACN 603 945 393)
- Property Tuition Pty Ltd (ACN 129 421 281)
- Education Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 129 551 917)
- Sourcing Property Pty Ltd (ACN 602 474 779)
Mr Wallace-Smith and Mr Woods were appointed provisional liquidators of the corporate respondents on 7 October 2015 (refer: 15-289MR). Mr Wallace-Smith and Mr Woods stated in their report dated 15 December 2015 that each of the corporate respondents are insolvent and recommended that each should be wound up to enable a liquidator to conduct further investigations into their respective affairs and to identify any recoveries which might be made for the benefit of creditors.
The Federal Court also granted ASIC leave to seek orders at the final hearing of the matter that:
- Jamie McIntyre be declared a shadow director of each of the corporate respondents; and
- Jamie and Dennis McIntyre be disqualified from managing corporations.
The matter has been adjourned for a further directions hearing at 10:15am on Friday 8 April 2016. A date for the final hearing of the matter has not been set by the court.
For more information, refer to ASIC's Key matters page.
ASIC’s proceedings are part of ASIC’s wider and ongoing investigation into land banking.
On 7 April 2016, the Federal Court of Australia re-listed the matter for a directions hearing at 10:15am on 2 September 2016. The trial has been set down for hearing for 3 days commencing 17 October 2016.
Editor's note 2:
On 30 August 2016, the Federal Court of Australia adjourned the directions hearing to 10:15am on 4 October 2016 and referred the proceedings to a mediation to occur no later than 30 September 2016.
Editor's note 3:
On 17 October 2016, the Federal Court made final orders against Jamie McIntyre, Dennis McIntyre and the corporate respondents (refer: 16-357MR).