Our Year in Review
Updated: Dec 22, 2019
A lot was accomplished by the Gartree Thomson team in 2019!
Here’s a quick summary:
Achievements of 2019
Our debt recovery litigation portfolio is growing, and the team are getting some great results. We had 400 new litigation files opened in 2019.
Our Director, Paul Hutchinson, completed an advanced ARITA accreditation and now holds an Advanced Certificate in Insolvency.
Our in-house conveyancing star, Ruth Tzouras, completed 11 conveyances plus 25 real property securities and finalised 10 leases (including renewals and lease disputes) in addition to her paralegal duties.
There has been a substantial increase in the amount of statutory demands issued and subsequent winding-up of companies this past year.
We are continuing to settle the large majority of matters which result in a better return to clients.
Arpana Sugrim has grown the secured recoveries side of the business and is making it look easy.
A short update on notable matters finalised in 2019
In 2018, Matthew Munzenrieder successfully argued for indemnity costs in the Local Court and then applied for a costs assessment which was riddled with mistakes and unfavourable for our client. After 6 months of wrangling, the mistakes were rectified, and we finally obtained a favourable costs assessment.
We settled a significant insolvent trading claim in record time mostly due to the pragmatic approach of the solicitors on both sides. This will result in the liquidator being able to make a dividend payment to creditors.
A shareholder dispute that has been running for 3 years has been finalised after the commercial property was sold and the associated litigation and accounts were finalised.
Our office will be closed from 5:00 pm Monday 23 December 2019 and will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday 6 January 2020.
From all of us at Gartree Thomson Lawyers we wish you a happy and safe holiday period.