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The Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area (NPA) covers commercial and corporations disputes within federal jurisdiction.

This NPA consists of six Sub-areas and each has a dedicated webpage for specific information about proceedings in those Sub-areas:

Latest Judgments

  • 18 May 2022: Amirbeaggi as Trustee for the Bankrupt Estate of Hanna v Hanna (No 2) [2022] FCA 562
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to amend cross-claim - where application made after expert report concluded, contrary to the cross-claimant's pleaded position, that he had signed a dealing for the transfer of property - where consideration of the factors relevant to the discretion weighs in favour of allowing the amendment PRACTICE…
    Judge: Goodman J
  • 18 May 2022: viagogo AG v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2022] FCAFC 87
    CONSUMER LAW - misleading or deceptive conduct - contravention of ss 18, 29(1) and/or 34 of the Australian Consumer Law - part price representations in contravention of s 48(1) of the Australian Consumer Law - where appellant contended that primary judge erred in finding three of four representations were conveyed - Held: appeal dismissed
    Judge: Yates, Abraham and Cheeseman J
  • 17 May 2022: Queensland Nickel Sales Pty Ltd v Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 3) [2022] FCA 564
    CORPORATIONS - application for leave to proceed against company in liquidation pursuant to s 471B Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - proposed proceeding relates to challenges to entitlement of former trustee to indemnity from trust assets - whether utility in granting leave to bring this proceeding where liquidators have sought directions in separate…
    Judge: Downes J

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