Expert Evidence: Bryna Pty Ltd & Anor v Wallerstein

The decision in Bryna Pty Ltd & Anor v Wallerstein; Wallerstein v Bryna Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] QSC 29 was recently handed down by the Queensland Supreme Court Chief Justice.

This was a large complex commercial matter involving the analysis of hundreds of financial transactions over a 15 year time frame. An added complexity in the matter arose as a result of the transactions being made for the benefit of certain family members involved.

A detailed independent expert report was prepared, with our founding Director, Steven Ponsonby Steven Ponsonby giving expert evidence in the matter.  In respect of Mr Ponsonby’s involvement, the Chief Justice summarised it very succinctly at paragraph 64 of the judgement:

“I accepted the evidence of the forensic accountant Mr Ponsonby.”

Click here to read the full judgment.

Steven Ponsonby is a Chartered Accountant FCA, a Certified Fraud Examiner CFE and Insolvency Practitioner RITP and is the founding Director of Forensic Accounting Pty Ltd, a leading independent forensic accounting practice, providing forensic accounting services and expertise to a broad spectrum of clients across Australia.