Caernarvon Cherry Pty Ltd is ACN 111 047 191 (“Caernarvon”).
Caernarvon is a labour hire company, fruit packer and marketer.
It does not own any real property (none known to DCP) but is the source of its proprietor’s (Bernard & Fiona Hall) cashflow.
Caernarvon, much to the distress of Bernard’s former partner in Bonny Glen, Tim Hall, holds a supply agreement for apples to Woolworths, yet Tim had no financial interest in Caernarvon.
Caernarvon, was able, at least theoretically, to take a clip of Bonny Glen’s (Tim & Bernard’s) apple sales to Woolworths without having to compensate Tim. Perhaps this was a source of angst between the brothers and led to the dissolution of their business partnership?
Caernarvon is labour hire company, marketer and packer of cherries. To the best knowledge of DCP, its assets include a Cherry Grader purchased in 2013, additional lanes added in 2014 and virtually nothing else (according to the PPSR register). As the packer and marketer of cherries, it is expected that it will be argued that Caernarvon is in effect a merchant within the terms of the Horticultural Code of Conduct (“the code”). As such, the code requires Caernarvon to have Horticultural Produce Agreements (“HPA”), in writing, with every fruit grower it deals with. DCP has spoken to multiple fruit growers and is yet to meet a single fruit grower that has received from Caernarvon a HPA which the code says is mandatory. This could be a problem for Caernarvon in the class-action if it proceeds.
It is unknown whether this company was the purchaser of the former Bonny Glen apple grader believed to have been sold by the liquidators (of Bonny Glen). A recent search of the PPSR register of Caernarvon does not reveal any PPSR charge on the apple grader.
Its directors are:
Bernard is the son of Fred & Pam Hall, formerly of the Bonny Glen orchard, Orange ; the husband of Fiona Catherine Hall ; and, the brother of Timothy Simon Hall.
A more detailed profile of the Hall family can be found: Hall family page – click here.
Caernarvon’s registered address is 65 Hill Street, Orange – the offices of its accountants PMW Plus.
Its present place of business is 474 Canobolas Rd, Orange NSW 2800*.
Caernarvon’s bankers appear to be Westpac Bank who at least at present hold mortgages over a number of the Bonny Glen properties and have a security interest in Caernarvon’s cherry grader.
Present known cases against Caernarvon Cherry
DCPLH is currently undertaking a statement of claim (as at 6 November 2019) in pursuit of an alleged debt owed by Caernarvon Cherry Pty Ltd to it, as assignee. DCPLH has filed this statement of claim in late September 2019 with a defence due by the defendants who have sought extra time to file on or before the end of November 2019.
DCPLH is also assisting a group of local fruit growers from the Orange District of NSW with preparations for a class-action against Caernarvon. To view our class-action page – click here.
DCPLH v Caernarvon civil claim page – click here.
DCPLH v Caernarvon proposed class-action claim page – click here.
In the matter of Bonny Glen Fruits litigation page – click here.
To view our main Hall family page – click here.
To view our main Hall family property page – click here.
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* it is understood that the liquidators of Bonny Glen have issued a notice to complete on the purchase/s of land from the auctions of 24 July 2019 by close of business on 14 November 2019, time being of the essence. Unless Bernard completes the purchase of the Caernarvon Shed, it would appear that Caernarvon may not have a going concern business or may require to relocate to other non purpose built facilities?
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