In the recent case of Leeda Projects v Zeng, the Court of Appeal clarified the principles for the assessment of damages for loss of use of real property caused by a breach of contract.
In assessing whether the trial judge’s decision to declare a promisee’s entitlement to inherit the land was disproportionate in satisfying the requirements of conscientious conduct, the Court of Appeal in Harris v Harris identified and applied a number of key principles guiding the award of remedies for proprietary estoppel.
The High Court’s May 2021 decision in MZAPC explores the relevance of materiality to jurisdictional error and when, how and by whom it is to be demonstrated.
High Court refuses ACCC’s application for special leave from the Full Court’s decision in ACCC v Pacific National
On 8 December 2020, the High Court of Australia dismissed the ACCC’s application for special leave to appeal the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court that Pacific National’s (PN) acquisition of the Acacia Ridge terminal (Terminal) from Aurizon would not be likely to substantially lessen competition.
The Full Court of the Federal Court considered the continuing business relationship exemption under s 588FA(3) of the Corporations Act and the validity of the peak indebtedness rule as a matter of Australian law.
In dismissing a claim that the exercise of a power to remove and appoint a trustee was for a foreign or extraneous purpose, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the scope of trust powers and the importance of intention and good faith when ascertaining the validity of the exercise of a power.
Supreme Court of Victoria adopts flexible approach to determining the date at which damages for failed contract of sale were to be assessed.
In a recent examination of indefeasibility of title as it applies to persons with knowledge of existing equitable interests and volunteers, the Court of Appeal broadened the circumstances in which knowledge of a trust might affect one’s title and reversed the Victorian position regarding the “volunteer exception”.
In Re DWS Limited  FCA 1590, the Federal Court considered the issue of whether directors are precluded from making a recommendation to members about voting on a members’ scheme of arrangement by reason of collateral benefits accruing to them under or in relation to the scheme.
Trade marks – appeal from judgment dismissing trade mark infringement claim – inherently adapted to distinguish – deceptive similarity
Consumer law – orders for relief – declarations – injunction granted – damages.
Costs – apportionment of costs
Copyright – artistic works – work of “artistic craftsmanship” – innocent infringement – additional damages – Passing off and ACL misleading or deceptive conduct claims – accessorial liability
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has partially upheld an appeal by swimmer Shayna Jack reducing her period of suspension from 4 years to 2 for taking the banned substance, Ligandrol.
19 March will mark the one year anniversary of the National Sports Tribunal. This article examines the four decisions of the Tribunal to date.