An interesting aspect to my job is that when I do expert reports, I technically don’t have clients.
My overriding obligation is to the Courts and the rule of law.
So you tend to have to wait for feedback from Courts.
Today, I received such feedback in a judgment from the QLD District Court in relation to a creditor-initiated insolvent trading claim against a shadow director.
The Plaintiff successfully argued that the liquidated company had insolvently traded, and that the Defendant was a shadow director.
I was engaged to prepare the expert insolvency report for the Court.
Judge Porter QC characterised my evidence as:
“ Mr Hudson was cross examined extensively by Mrs Thomson. In the course of cross examination, he presented as someone who had undertaken a careful analysis of the evidence before him. He was co-operative under cross examination and not overly defensive of his report. Rather he relied on the reasoning in his report to sustain his conclusions. He generally presented as a credible witness.
 Mrs Thomson challenged his report in a number of respects. In my view, none of those challenges undermined either the ultimate conclusion of Mr Hudson’s report …”
The best pat on the back I’ve had in a while!