This is a notice (edited for contact details) sent to clients, colleagues and peers today regarding a disqualification commencing as of January 29th 2016:
ASIC has disqualified me from being a director or officer of a company for a period of 5 years.
This follows the winding up of two companies of which I was a director within the last 7 years. One was wound up in 2010 and the other in 2014.
Neither company nor the events investigated are related to my work for you as a lawyer or my recent work as founder and director of Block Strata Pty Ltd. Block Strata was formed after these events took place.
I deeply regret my past commercial failings. However, I cannot change what has happened and must learn from my experience. Therefore, having co-operated fully with ASIC, I have resigned from all of my directorships and corporate roles and have decided not to appeal the disqualification.
The management of Block Strata Pty Ltd will continue under Jacqui Bartholomeusz’ directorship and a new licensee-in-charge, Paul Loccisano, will be appointed.
I will continue to serve Block Strata as its Legal Counsel and will maintain my private legal practice as a specialist in strata law.
If you have any questions, please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (02) 9562 6500.