Recent & Select Cases

Regulatory Enforcement

Financial Services, Trusts & Superannuation

  • National Australia Bank, briefed by MinterEllison (2019)

  • OnePath Custodians (ANZ Group), briefed by MinterEllison (2018-2019)

  • EISS Super, briefed by Sparke Helmore and by Hall & Wilcox (2013-2019)

  • Aon Hewitt Financial Advisory, briefed by Sparke Helmore (2018)

  • NULIS (Australia) Noms & MLC Noms (NAB Group), briefed by MinterEllison & K&L Gates (2018)

  • Re Simpson’s Trust [2018] QSC - for Victorian beneficiary of a substantial testamentary trust, briefed by Bradley, Allen, Love, Canberra - Supreme Court of Queensland judicial advice application (distribution directed)

Commercial and Insolvency Disputes

  • Class actions (continuous disclosure & consumer protection) - various funders & insureds re prospects & coverage opinions, advice on pleadings

  • Re Bridgeland Investment [2018] NSWSC (termination of winding up)

  • Greek Atlas League Inc [2018] NSWSC (orders made confirming officer election results & requiring delivery up of books and records)

  • In re MF Global Australia (in liq) [2012] NSWSC 994; (2012) 267 FLR 27; In re MF Global Australia (in liq) (No 2)[2012] NSWSC 1426; (2012) 267 FLR 27 (insolvency of financial services business; application for judicial advice  s 63 Trustee Act 1925 (NSW) re distribution of $200 million in client money & complex priority dispute)

  • ZMB Australia P/L v Warne [2011] FCAFC 65 (Full Court) (compromise of appeal re priority dispute) on appeal from ASIC v GDK [2010] FCA 710 (Gray J) (trial of priority dispute turning on construction of terms of deed of purchase)

Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries