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Welcome to Farnsworth Shepard

Adam Shepard and Adam Farnsworth are pleased to announce the creation of Farnsworth Shepard. Farnsworth Shepard is a specialist practice offering insolvency services and customised strategic solutions for your personal and business needs. Farnsworth Shepard now has over 15 staff to assist you with your needs.

Our Principals Adam Shepard and Adam Farnsworth have worked in insolvency firms for many years and bring to this new practice a wealth of experience in providing relevant and timely solutions to financial and business problems.

Metal Storm Shareholders

Metal Storm Limited (In Liquidation) (Receivers Appointed) (Formerly listed on the ASX - "MST")


Messrs Adam Shepard and Adam Farnsworth were appointed Deed Administrators of Metal Storm Limited ("the Company") on 22 November 2012 having previously been appointed Voluntary Administrators on 26 July 2012. Mr Farnsworth ceased as Deed Administrator of the Company on 11 September 2013. The Company was delisted from the ASX on 30 August 2013.

Ordinary shareholders are advised that they are now able to claim capital losses on their investments as the Deed Administrator has provided notice that he has reasonable grounds to believe that there is no likelihood that the ordinary shareholders (formerly quoted on the ASX under the security code - "MST") would receive any further distribution from their shares.

A copy of the loss declaration to ordinary shareholders is available on this website under "Reports" > "Corporate Administrations" > "Metal Storm Limited (Subject to DOCA)"

In relation to the court application, the matter was heard before Justice Black between 27 and 29 May 2014. Justice Black handed down his decisions on 19 June 2014. On 23 July 2014, the Court made orders to inter alia: Terminate the deed of company arrangement, appoint Adam Shepard as Liquidator of the Company and also appoint Messrs Christopher Darin and Aaron Lucan of Worrells as Joint and Several Receivers of the Company.

Please refer to documents under "Reports" > "Corporate Administrations" > "Metal Storm Limited (Subject to DOCA)" for a copy of the judgment and orders made.

Please also refer to the documents available under under "Reports" > "Corporate Administrations" > "Metal Storm Limited (Subject to DOCA)" for further information on relief instruments issued and revoked by ASIC.

Please contact Alister Yee of this office should you have any questions.