Most litigation settles before trial. Some matters which we have been involved with and have gone to trial are listed below.
Statutory demand appeal
Successfully defending an appeal against a decision upholding a statutory demand in the Supreme Court of Victoria:
Obtaining injunctive relief preventing the use copyrighted material at a very early stage and seeking damages in the Federal Court of Australia:
Life tenancy injunction
Obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of a client claiming a life tenancy in a property in the Supreme Court of Victoria: Calderone v Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd  VSC 155 (18 May 2007)
Access to land
Involved in proceedings relating to access over land:
Sports law and negligence
Client: International Rugby Board (IRB) Involved in the matter through the Supreme Court of NSW to the judgment of the Court of Appeal:
Then in successful applications for special leave in the High Court through to the successful decision in favour of the IRB here:
Liability in tort and contract
Involved in the groundbreaking High Court of Australia decision on concurrent liability in tort and contract:
Litigation through the NSW Supreme Court up to the Court of Appeal relating to constructive trusts:
Professional negligence, insured funding litigation agreements, administrations and multiple proceedings:Partnership dispute - top tier Australian law firm
In Southeast Asia, acting for the local partners of an Australia law firm in relation to disputes about operations in that country.
Personal liability of administrators
Litigation determining the extent of personal liability of administrators appointed pursuant to the Corporations Act:
Energy & Resource Conservation Company Pty Ltd (In Liq) -v– Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd (NSW Supreme Court)
Acting in defence of auditors accused of negligence, and advising on claims against auditors.
Advising secured creditors on appropriate insolvency administrations and acting for the appointee on administration issues.
Insured funding litigation
Procuring, negotiating and prosecuting litigation funded by third parties in insolvent situations.
On strategies to deal with issues raised by administrators and liquidators and on deeds of company arrangements.
Including notices of motion, applications, summary judgments, injunctive relief including trials in all jurisdictions.