Annells, Deborah

HKICPA bans Charles Pearson Fearn for 1 year
HKICPA, 14-Aug-2017
For bad audit work on AzureTrustees Ltd, the firm of Deborah Annells. She admitted and was convicted of theft and fraud and jailed for 9 years in 2016.
Deborah Annells saga reveals regulatory incompetence
HowardWinnReports, 19-Jul-2016
An excellent write-up of this case from Howard Winn.
HKSAR v Deborah Annells: reasons for sentence
HK Court of First Instance, 11-Jul-2016
The convicted thief and fraudster gets 9 years. She was earlier convicted of perverting the course of public justice, and the combined sentence is 10 years and 6 months. She could be released under supervision after 5 years and 3 months, including any time served.
Deborah Annells jailed for 4 years for false document in bail bid
South China Morning Post, 10-Dec-2015
HKSAR v Deborah Annells: reasons for sentence
HK District Court, 9-Dec-2015
Financial statements of AzureTax Ltd, 30-Jun-2011
Company filing, 9-Oct-2015
Deborah Annells was the sole director. The auditor's report and note 12(c) refer to the police investigation.
Tax consultant Deborah Annells is found guilty
HowardWinnReports, 9-Oct-2015
HKSAR v Deborah Annells: reasons for verdict
HK District Court, 9-Oct-2015
Findings and orders against Deborah Annells CTA (Fellow)Response from AzureTax, her firm
UK Taxation Disciplinary Board, 16-Jul-2013
Clemencia Manansala Gallagher v Mark Edward Kirkham & Azure Trustees Ltd
HK Court of Appeal, 14-Mar-2011
"The judge correctly observed that poor draftsmanship provided considerable scope for advancing different interpretations of the trust instrument. In fact, the trust instrument bristles with difficulties of construction....Apparently, the trust instrument is widely used as a standard precedent for Citigroup Private Banking"
Clemencia Manansala Gallagher v Mark Edward Kirkham & Azure Trustees Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 10-Dec-2010
"I came to a firm conclusion that [Azure Trustees] defended proceedings unreasonably and for its own benefit."
Clemencia Manansala Gallagher v Mark Edward Kirkham & Azure Trustees Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 19-Aug-2010
"Despite being prepared by a professional trustee (Azure), the Deed was very poorly drafted."

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