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Ian Innes

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Ian is a partner in the Brisbane office. He is a highly experienced insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, having acted for a broad range of organisations in both the private and public sectors within Australia and internationally. Ian also has extensive experience gained across a range of industries in an insolvency context for financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and creditors.

In brief The Supreme Court of Victoria has found liquidators can be made personally liable for clean-up costs in respect of land that was, on their appointment, polluted or environmentally hazardous as “occupiers” under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (Vic) (EP Act).[1] A disclaimer notice issued by the liquidators in respect…