About this NPA
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:
- 18 May 2022:
Amirbeaggi as Trustee for the Bankrupt Estate of Hanna v Hanna (No 2)  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  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)  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
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 15 Oct 2021:
Some thoughts about proof in competition cases
Delivered virtually at the 18th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop.
- 4 Mar 2021:
Courts, confidences and change in challenging circumstances
Delivered at the Quayside Chambers Oration, Perth Concert Hall, by Justice Banks-Smith.
- 10 Jun 2020:
The changing manifestation of risk: Comments on innovation, unconscionability and the duty of utmost good faith
Delivered at the 2020 Geoff Masel Lecture, Sydney by Chief Justice Allsop.
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