Daughters Danielle McGuire's daughter has been given the green light to open a hostel in the city center after she has taken over the man who milked Master Chef Gary Mehigan from $ 110,000.
Brittany Lee McGuire took her fight with builder Robert Pavlovic before the Supreme Court after he warned her property in Port Melbourne.
The victory in court will undoubtedly come as welcome news for the McGuire clan, with reports claiming that the property is in fact owned by Ms. McGuire's mother.
Brittany McGuire is the director of a development company and a hairdresser
Brittany McGuire hopes to open a hostel in Richmond in the new year
Danielle McGuire is the ex of crime Lord Tony Mokbel and mother of Brittany
In October, The Age reported that Danielle McGuire wanted to pay nearly $ 750,000 in bills over the past ten months in connection with the Punt Rd hostel in Richmond.
It was further claimed that the former partner of underworld figures Tony Mokbel, Toby Mitchell and Mark Moran refused to pay bills for $ 266,727 and $ 141,301 from a builder, but offered to pay only $ 137.09.
Mr. Pavlovic had made a reservation against an accommodation at Graham St in Port Melbourne, claiming he had not been paid for renovations at the hostel.
Masterchef juror Gary Mehigan was in a similar construction dispute with Robert Pavlovic
The Punt Road site is the plan of the McGuire to become a hostel
Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and his wife Madeline West, who once played Danielle McGuire
In 2016, Mehigan established a bitter legal feud with the builder over a disputed $ 168,000 debt from the renovation of a conference room in North Melbourne, co-owned by the famous chef.
The dispute was finally resolved by a private mediation between two parties, which agreed that Mehigan would pay about $ 110,000 to Mr. Pavlovic.
Mr. Pavlovic has also previously had a cow with Masterchef-regular Shannon Bennett, and claimed that he lost money in April after he had agreed to the renovation of Bennett's Mill House South Yarra.
Besides being the director of her mother's development company, Brittany McGuire spends most of her time running a hair salon in Port Melbourne, where four people work.
In documents filed with the court, she claimed that Mr Pavlovic placed the reservation on her property at the end of last month, which prevented her from refinancing the property in order to obtain a loan to complete the renovation of the hostel.
Mr Pavlovic had argued that the McGuires had agreed to a reservation on the property if he were not paid.
I strongly deny that such an agreement exists, & # 39; stated Brittany.
It is the second time that the couple has won the victory over the builder, who filed an arbitration application against him in October.
The property of Port Melbourne of Brittany McGuire on which a reservation was made
The Supreme Court ordered the removal of the warning from the home in Port Melbourne and Mr Pavlovic paid $ 5,000 in court fees to Brittany McGuire.
Removing the warning could open the hostel in just a few weeks.
The project was originally rejected by Port Phillip Council, which mentioned noise, noisy behavior and damage to property by backpackers returning from neighboring licensed buildings in their objection to the plan.
But the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decided to ignore the advice and concerns of the local police.
Like her mother, Brittany McGuire is never far from controversies.
In 2014, after being routed 57km over the speed limit, it was revealed that she had experienced a difficult childhood and was bullied and attacked at school because of her infamous family ties.
The court heard that she was being bullied because of media attention for her family.
"It causes her a lot of stress and anxiety," said her lawyer Sam Andrianakis at the time.
Private detective Mark Grover claimed that the McGuire & # 39; s held his cat hostage
A year later she was embroiled in another dispute about the building with the shame of private investigator Mark Grover, who claimed that her mother held his cat hostage after he had driven him out of his house.
The McGuires were eventually ordered and Grover got his beloved cat.