Court told Richard Yan appeal 'not a Hail Mary'

By Victoria Young | Wed, 27 Nov 2019


The lawyer for former Mainzeal director Richard Yan has laid out a heavy critique of Justice Francis Cooke’s judgment against the construction group's board during a bankruptcy proceeding against his client. Liquidators at BDO are trying to bankrupt Yan because he hasn’t paid some $18 million awarded against him.  Shanghai-based Yan did not attend the High Court at Auckland this morning where associate judge Roger Bell is hearing whether a liquidators’ notice for bankruptcy against Yan can stand while appeals are pending on Justice Co...