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:
- 24 Jan 2020:
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Geowash Pty Ltd (Subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) (No 4)  FCA 23
CONSUMER LAW - application by regulator for relief orders and pecuniary penalties against a company, its sole director and its 'national franchising manager' - where findings as to liability made - where findings of unconscionable conduct and breach of the good faith obligation made - where director and 'national franchising manager' found to be…
Judge: Colvin J
- 23 Jan 2020:
Epsilon Insurance Broking Services Pty Ltd v Liberty Managing Agency Limited (No 2)  FCA 20
INSURANCE - where insured covered by applicant under combined business liability policy and by respondents under management liability policy - where insured charged, convicted and sentenced for pollution offence following incident at site resulting in diesel spill - whether respective policies respond to provide cover for steps taken by the…
Judge: Allsop CJ
- 22 Jan 2020:
Crown Resorts Limited v Zantran Pty Limited  FCAFC 1
CONTRACTS - express obligations of confidence allegedly preventing voluntary communications with the solicitors for opposing party in litigation - primary judge followed AS v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Ruling No 6)  VSC 774; 53 VR 631 in exercising a discretion to relieve persons owing otherwise enforceable obligations…
Judge: Allsop CJ, White and Lee JJ
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 19 Oct 2019:
Assessing the future: The challenge of running competition cases
Presented by Justice Middleton at the 17th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop, 'Competition law: The penicillin of public policy?'
- 26 Sep 2019:
The intersection of companies and trusts
Paper presented at the Harold Ford Memorial Lecture, by Chief Justice Allsop.
- 11 Jul 2019:
An Australian international commercial court - Not a bad idea or what a bad idea?
Presented at the Australian Bar Association’s Convergence 2019 Conference by Justice Colvin.
Form & Rules
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