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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:

Latest Judgments

  • 11 Dec 2023: Rheem Australia Pty Ltd v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Ltd [2023] FCA 1570
    INSURANCE - separate questions hearing - indemnity sought pursuant to industrial special risks policy - claim in relation to electrical arcing event in combination fuse switch unit - whether "electric wiring" exclusion applies -expert evidence as to construction of "electric wiring" - whether indemnity available under "fusion" clause
    Judge: Jackman J
  • 11 Dec 2023: Bechara v Bates (No 3) [2023] FCA 1559
    BANKRUPTCY - appeal from orders made by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (then the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) following review of a decision made by a registrar to make a sequestration order against the estate of the appellant - where review is a hearing de novo - whether primary judge erred in finding that the Federal…
    Judge: Markovic J
  • 8 Dec 2023: Lucky v Ives [2023] FCA 1571
    CORPORATIONS - application for leave pursuant to s 237 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to take steps to defend proceedings - where the company imminently faces an application for default judgment - where joint directors cannot agree on the appointment of solicitors - whether the scope of the leave granted should be limited - leave granted
    Judge: Jackman J

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