The Allens Affair
How one man shook the foundations of a leading Australian law firm, published by Pan Macmillan Australia, 1995.
Adrian Powles had reached the peak of the legal profession as the managing partner of the distinguished law firm of Allen Allen & Hemsley. But Powles was a gambler – at the track, the casino and in the financial marketplace. His partners were dismayed to discover that while running the firm, he had been stealing money from his family and friends. Later, in London, he became embroiled in a financial scam in which money invested by Nauru went on a wild rollercoaster ride around the world.
I covered the story of Powles and Allens for The Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald.
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