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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

  • 15 Oct 2021: Bettles as trustee of the bankrupt estate of Bruce v Bruce [2021] FCA 1248
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to withdraw admission of disclaimer - explanation for application to withdraw admission - application to join new respondent parties - application to amend statement of claim and originating application - principles in Brady v Stapleton (1952) 88 CLR 322; [1952] HCA 62 - standard of evidence in interlocutory…
    Judge: Collier J
  • 14 Oct 2021: Oberix Group Pty Ltd v Atkinson [2021] FCA 1259
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to transfer proceedings from the Western Australian Registry to the Queensland Registry - application made prematurely - relevance of national character of Federal Court of Australia - application dismissed
    Judge: Jackson J
  • 14 Oct 2021: Lawrence (liquidator), in the matter of LXNDR Group Pty Ltd (In liq) [2021] FCA 1243
    CORPORATIONS - insolvency - trustee company - liquidator powers to deal with trust property - the liquidators seek an order nun pro tunc that they are justified and acting reasonably in conducting the winding up of the company on the basis that it holds all of its assets and undertakings as trustee of the LXNDR Group Investments Trust - order…
    Judge: Anderson J

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