Federal Court (NSW)

Registered Organisations Commissioner v Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia

Appearing for the Registered Organisations Commissioner, the Commonwealth workplace relations regulator, in civil penalty proceedings against the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia for contraventions of s 233(2) and s 230(1) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (Cth) re notification of changes to office holders.

Unsuccessful mediations in July and August 2018. Following a case management conference on 25 September 2018, and 18 December 2018, the matter has been sent for a 2 week hearing in June 2019.

Australian Water Holdings (minority shareholder claim defence)

For Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler, in Federal Court proceedings by minority shareholders against company and directors.

Applicants discontinued their claim against Sen. Sinodinos just prior to Court ordering the Applicants provide security for the Respondents' costs: [2015] FCA 931 (Katzmann J).


Broadcast Operations Group ats Adobe & Microsoft

For the Super Radio Network of 25 companies operated by the Broadcast Operations Group in software licence copyright dispute.

Adobe Systems Inc & Microsoft Corp v Western Broadcasters Pty Ltd & 5 Ors (2013) FCA (Foster J) (principal proceedings, which subsequently settled at mediation)

Adobe Systems Inc & Microsoft Corp v 2GF AM Radio Pty Ltd & 24 Ors (2013) FCA  (Jagot J) (successfully defended application for preliminary discovery against other 23 companies in group)

Class Action - MFS (Octaviar)

For Mr Michael King, founder & former Chairman of MFS Ltd (now known as Octaviar) in defence of class action claim of $423 million for alleged breaches of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), ss 208601EA601FC601FD601HA601HG.

Approval of compromise: Mercedes Holdings Pty Limited v Waters (No 6) [2012] FCA 1412 (Jacobsen J)