(07) 3232 5200 practice@palco.com.au


Peter Lucas



Peter Lucas has been a Chartered Accountant for over 30 years and an official liquidator since 1998.

He began his professional career in Sydney before moving to Queensland in 1989.  Since that time he has worked in a variety of firms in Brisbane including on of the “Big 4” Accounting Firms and also smaller boutique firms.

During this period Peter has specialised in the Insolvency, Reconstruction, and Turnaround Management areas of the accounting profession.  He has been exposed to a wide range of industries and has worked with individuals, small businesses and also large national companies with turnover up to $100M per annum.

His experience in the development and implementation of strategic, financial and operational reconstructions, the sale of businesses and formal insolvency management has strengthened his reputation and led him into his own practice, which has continued to grow since 1999.



Peter’s industry sector experience includes Licensed Clubs & Hotels, Transport, Property Development, Construction & Building, Manufacturing, Retail and Primary Production amongst others.

His reputation particularly in the Licensed Clubs and Hotels industry has become one of a specialist in that area.



  • Member – Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1986
  • Member – Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Founding Member -Turnaround Management Association
  • Previous past Chairman of Turnaround Management Association
  • Current Committee of Turnaround Management Association
  • Bachelor of Economics – University of Sydney
  • Registered Liquidator – May 1995
  • Official Liquidator – July 1998



Peter is a mad keen sportsman.  When he can be dragged away from the golf course he is either following footy, cricket or most other sports known to man.  He has coached and refereed teams in Sydney and Brisbane and makes sure he is up on all the latest results for his favourite teams.


Fatima Deen



Fatima has 17 years of experience, having commenced in the Insolvency industry in 2001.

She joined P A Lucas & Co in 2012 after experience at other boutique insolvency firms. Fatima’s experience covers a wide range of both Personal and Corporate appointments.

Having commenced her career in law, Fatima has a strong technical knowledge of insolvency and focuses on all aspects of corporate insolvencies including administrations, investigations and voidable transaction recoveries. Fatima also manages Personal insolvency appointments.

Fatima strives to efficiently provide positive results for all stakeholders.



Fatima has managed a wide range of appointments including:

  • Voluntary Administrations
  • Liquidations
  • Receiverships
  • Statutory Trustee appointments
  • Bankruptcy and
  • Personal Insolvency Agreements

She has industry experience in Hospitality, Transport & Logistics, Building & Construction sector, Manufactured Home Parks, Management Rights, Childcare Centres, Labour Hire, Franchises and the Retail sector.



  • Advanced Certificate in Insolvency 2017
  • Advanced Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround 2018
  • Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA)
  • Admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1998 and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 1999
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology 1998
  • Bachelor Business (Accountancy)/ Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology 1997



  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Member – Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Member – IWIRC


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