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:
- 23 Jul 2021:
Watt v Shepherd (No 2)  FCA 826
COMPETITION AND CONSUMER LAW - misleading and deceptive conduct - default judgment under r 5.23 of Federal Court Rules 2011 - unconscionable conduct - accessorial liability - inducement and reliance - unfair tactics - where Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes - Franchising) Regulation 2014 applied - where respondents made multiple misleading…
Judge: Rares J
- 23 Jul 2021:
Whittenbury v Vocation Limited (in liquidation)  FCA 829
REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDINGS - application for approval of settlement of representative proceeding commenced under Pt IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - where there are two law firms and two litigation funders involved in consolidated proceeding -whether proposed settlement is fair and reasonable and in interests of group members …
Judge: Anastassiou J
- 22 Jul 2021:
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v BT Funds Management Limited  FCA 844
CORPORATIONS - where admitted contraventions of the ss 12DA and 12DB of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC Act) and ss 912A(1)(a) and 1041H of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) relating to the unauthorised deduction of fees from customers' accounts and misrepresentations to customers in statements of account -…
Judge: Wheelahan J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 4 Mar 2021:
Courts, confidences and change in challenging circumstances
Delivered at the Quayside Chambers Oration, Perth Concert Hall, by Justice Banks-Smith.
- 12 Nov 2019:
Statutes and Equity
Paper presented at the Kenneth Sutton Lecture, by Chief Justice Allsop.
- 30 Oct 2019:
AILA National Conference 2019 - Opening Address
Presented at the AILA National Conference, Hobart, by Chief Justice Allsop.
Form & Rules
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