UNCERTAIN: The voluntary administration of Club Coffs on West High is in question. Trevor Veale
UNCERTAIN: The voluntary administration of Club Coffs on West High is in question. Trevor Veale

Club Coffs administrators in court over legality

SINCE Club Coffs on West High fell into voluntary administration four months ago, speculation about the popular venue's future has been running rife.

Now, court documents have revealed administrators assigned to the club had not been properly appointed and had stopped all work relating to the voluntary administration in May.

On April 2, Morgan Chubb and David Morgan were appointed administrators and started their investigation into the club's affairs.

Shortly after the first meeting of creditors on April 16, Mr Morgan gave thought to whether or not the administrators should notify the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority of their appointment.

Without notifying the authority, an appointment is deemed invalid in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001.

Mr Morgan immediately contacted the board and chief executive of the club and advised them of the situation.

Mr Chubb and Mr Morgan then ceased all work related to the voluntary administration and took on a caretaker's role.

The matter was heard before the Supreme Court of NSW on August 3.

The board presented an affidavit to the court expressing their wishes for the administrators to be appointed - partly due to their previous experience in managing the affairs of the club.

In a judgement on August 3, Justice Robb found it was in the club's best interest to make all of the retrospective actions legal.



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