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 Jan 2018:
SA Power Networks v Australian Competition Tribunal (No 2)  FCAFC 3
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - consideration of an application for judicial review of a decision of the Australian Competition Tribunal to affirm a decision of the Australian Energy Regulator - whether the Tribunal erred in its construction of provisions of the National Electricity Rules relating to the determination of the cost of corporate income tax…
Judge: Besanko, Yates and Robertson JJ
- 17 Jan 2018:
Equititrust Limited (In Liq) (Receiver Appointed) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (Responsible Entity) v Equititrust Limited (In Liq) (Receiver Appointed) (Receivers and Managers Appointed); In the Matter of Equititrust Limited (In Liq) (Receiver Appointed) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (No 5)  FCA 11
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether the plaintiff in a proceeding in which numerous causes of action under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) are relied upon should be given leave to amend its Statement of Claim in order to include therein a cause of action based upon s 1041E of that Act against the auditors of a managed investment scheme of which the…
Judge: Foster J
- 15 Jan 2018:
Coshott v Prentice (No 2)  FCAFC 1
COSTS – application for lump sum costs following the dismissal of appeal – costs permissible under National Guide to Counsel’s Fees – lump sum costs order preferable to taxation of costs – lump sum costs order made
Judge: Logan, Kerr and Farrell JJ
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 29 Nov 2017:
The personal property securities legislation - Experiences from Australia and New Zealand
Presented at the Personal Property Securities Act Workshop, Papua New Guinea, by Justice Collier
- 20 Oct 2017:
Certification of class actions: A 'solution' in search of a problem?
Paper presented to the Commercial Law Association Seminar "Class Actions - Different Perspectives", by Justice Lee.
- 1 Jun 2017:
Varying funding agreements and freedom of contract: Some observations
Presented to IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative with UNSW Law: 'Resolving Class Actions Effectively and Fairly' by Justice Lee
Form & Rules
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