Latest Judgments

Judgments are generally published within 24 hours of being made available by Judges' staff, often earlier. In cases of high media interest, we endeavour to publish judgments within 1 hour of being delivered by the Court.

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Today's published judgments

Practice and Procedure
Barkla v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited [2018] FCA 563
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to appeal against interlocutory orders - decisions by the primary Judge involves matters of practice and procedure - application dismissed.
18 Apr 2018 |  WHITE J


Corporations Law
Caeneus Minerals Ltd, in the matter of Caeneus Minerals Ltd [2018] FCA 560
23 April 2018
09 Apr 2018 |  BANKS-SMITH J


Corporations Law
GDK Projects Pty Ltd, in the matter of Umberto Pty Ltd (in liq) v Umberto Pty Ltd (in liq) [2018] FCA 541
CORPORATIONS - winding up - creditors' voluntary winding up - application under sá90-15 of Div 90 of Sch 2 to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to appoint special purpose liquidators - appointment of special purpose liquidators sought to investigate and prosecute claims arising from transactions with related companies - application granted. CORPORATIONS - winding up - creditors' voluntary winding up - application under s 477(2B) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for approval of funding agreement and costs agreement to be entered into by special purpose liquidators - whether the funding agreement and costs agreement preserve the independence of the special purpose liquidators - application granted
20 Apr 2018 |  FARRELL J


Corporations Law
RHS Limited; in the matter of RHS Limited [2018] FCA 562
CORPORATIONS - schemes of arrangement - application for order that company convene a meeting of members - application for approval of explanatory memorandum to accompany notice of meeting.
17 Apr 2018 |  WHITE J


Contempt of Court
Re.Group Pty Ltd v Kazal (No 5) [2018] FCA 546
CONTEMPT OF COURT - sentencing - whether civil or criminal contempt - whether contemnor's contempt was contumacious - whether fine or custodial sentence appropriate - whether assessment of fine should account for indemnity costs order - where respondent found guilty of three charges of breaching court order - where charges particularised to specific days
23 Apr 2018 |  PERRAM J


Damages
Gram Engineering Pty Ltd v Bluescope Steel Ltd [2018] FCA 539
DAMAGES - assessment of damages - infringement of registered design of fencing panel
20 Apr 2018 |  JAGOT J


Corporations Law
White, in the matter of Mossgreen Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Robertson [2018] FCAFC 63
CORPORATIONS - application for directions by administrators - administrators undertook full stocktake of consignor property held by auction house - whether administrators can impose levy for return of consignor property - whether administrators hold an equitable lien over consignor property to secure the levy ľ no equitable lien in the circumstances
19 Apr 2018 |  ALLSOP CJ, BANKS-SMITH AND COLVIN JJ



Preston, in the matter of Sandalwood Properties Ltd [2018] FCA 547
CORPORATIONS - Receivers and Managers - application for directions under s 424 of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - dispute as to management of managed investment schemes - whether court should give direction to privately appointed Receivers and Managers regarding exercise of powers and functions - whether directions sought concern commercial advice - whether court should decline to make directions because of claim they would give the imprimatur of the court in the midst of a dispute - whether directions should be given where Intervener claims they would be commercially advantageous to the Receivers and Managers - scope of direction sought -whether directions should be given to ignore notices and resolutions - whether directions should be given as to continuing conduct
20 Apr 2018 |  COLVIN J