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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

  • 26 Sep 2022: Goodwin v HBCA Pty Ltd [2022] FCAFC 166
    REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDINGS - application for leave to appeal - where primary judge made order for security for costs - where incomplete evidence adduced before the primary judge as to the inability to finance the conduct of the proceeding - discussion of Abbott v Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 462; (2019) 369 ALR 512 - no arguable…
    Judge: Middleton, Lee and Derrington JJ
  • 23 Sep 2022: Hurst, in the matter of Lloyds Curry Shop Pty Ltd (in liq) v Prasad (No 2) [2022] FCA 1133
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - where decision reserved - interlocutory application for leave to adduce further evidence - where evidence publicly available and could have been obtained with reasonable diligence - where no explanation for failure to obtain and adduce evidence at the hearing of the application or for delay in bringing application to…
    Judge: Cheeseman J
  • 23 Sep 2022: BCI Media Pty Ltd v Corelogic Australia Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 1128
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to strike out proceeding against fourth respondent and to strike out applicant's statement of claim (or specific paragraphs of it) pursuant to r 16.21 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - application for leave to file amended originating application and amended statement of claim and to join additional…
    Judge: Yates J

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National Coordinating Judges

  • Besanko J
  • Middleton J
  • Lee J
  • Derrington J
  • Colvin J (ICA)
  • Stewart J (ICA)
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