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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Edmund Finnane Edmund is the General Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Thomson Reuters) Edmund is co-author of the following books: Aziz J, El Khoury P, Finnane E, Pleading Precedents (6th Edition) (Thomson, 2009) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (2nd Edition) (Thomson, 2019) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, 2008) Other publications Ed has authored include: Finnane, E, ‘Property (Relationships) Act: Do Costs Follow the Event?’, Law Society Journal, September 2006 p66 Finnane E, ‘Pooling in Corporate Insolvency’, (2005) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly 30-34 Finnane E, ‘Insolvency inquiry: voluntary administration to remain, but some changes on the way’ (2004) September-November Commercial Law Quarterly Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (2nd Ed, 2006, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Young Lawyers, “A Practitioners Guide to Civil Litigation” (1st Ed, 2004, NSW Young Lawyers, Sydney) (one of several contributors and editors) Edmund Finnane and Daren Armstrong, ‘Legislative Review: Repayment of Directors’ Bonuses’ (2003) March-May Commercial Law Quarterly 26-27 Since 2010 Edmund has also been the author of the annotation in the annotated online service Corporations Legislation (Thomson Reuters) as well as the annual volumes, being – Corporations Legislation 2010 (Thomson Reuters, 2010) Corporations Legislation 2011 (Thomson Reuters, 2011) Corporations Legislation 2012 (Thomson Reuters, 2012) Corporations Legislation 2013 (Thomson Reuters, 2013) Corporations Legislation 2014 (Thomson Reuters, 2014) Corporations Legislation 2015 (Thomson Reuters, 2015) Corporations Legislation 2016 (Thomson Reuters, 2016) Corporations Legislation 2017 (Thomson Reuters, 2017) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2018) Corporations Legislation 2018 (Thomson Reuters, 2019) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Master of Laws, University of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar Edmund was a solicitor with Madgwick Partners[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Director, Commercial Law Association of Australia Deputy Chairperson, Legislative Review Task Force, Commercial Law Association of Australia[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Edmund has been briefed in a number of significant cases: Ibrahim v Peri Australia Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCA 328 Segboer v A J Richardson Properties Pty Limited [2012] NSWCA 253 Ducker v Smith [2011] NSWCA 812 Coco v Westpac Banking Corporation [2010] NSWCA 305 Rasyid v Conrad [2010] NSWSC 134 Kekatos v Stafford [2009] NSWCA 219 Strang v Strang (2009) 3 ASTLR 76, [2009] NSWSC 760 Remuneration Data Base Pty Ltd v Pauline Goodyer Real Estate Pty Ltd & Anor [2007] NSWSC 59 Ozzem Kassem v Sentinel Properties Limited (2005) 53 ACSR 724 Re Strarch International Limited (in liquidation) (2005) 191 FLR 225 Frederick Swaab v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWSC 901 Scott v Commissioner of Police [2005] NSWCA 283 Nicom Interiors Pty Ltd v Circuit Finance Pty Ltd (2004) 50 ACSR 25 Blacktown City Council v Macarthur Telecommunications Pty Ltd (2003) 47 ACSR 391 Smits & Ors v Roach & Ors(2002) 55 NSWLR 166 Shirim v Fesena (2002) NSWSC 10 Roach & Anor v Winnote Pty Limited (in liquidation) & Ors [2001] NSWSC 822 Miller v Sweeney (2000) 157 FLR 1 Smith v UGLA [1999] NSWSC 1123 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Contract Law Remedies 1/09/2013 Mortgage Disputes: Consumer Claims to Avoid Liability 1/03/2012 Equitable Interests in Land Created by Informal Arrangements 1/03/2011 Estoppel 9/03/2010 Time Limits on Loans Payable on Demand 17/02/2010 Caveats 31/07/2009 Rescission 10/04/2009 Rescission 13/03/2009 Pooling in Corporate Insolvency 1/07/2007 Insolvent Corporate Groups: Pooling 1/01/2007 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sydney Jacobs Sydney practises in the areas of commercial law and equity, real property including easements, covenants, strata and building and construction law. Sydney's experience in easement matters includes: Applications to restrain the servient owner from obstructing the use of an easement Section 88K applications Applications for declaratory relief in respect of easement rights Whether easements have become obsolete through disuse or by reason of changes in the character of the neighbourhood Issues pertaining to both common law and Torrens title Whether a legal practitioner has been negligent by not giving advice in the context of the sale of land, that there was no easement securing the right of the purchaser to retain a particular utility service in place Whether there is an equitable easement, by estoppel, to maintain in situ the signage of a major CBD hotel Sydney holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge. He is the sole author of two major loose-leaf services for Thomson Reuters: Commercial Damages and Injunctions: Law & Practice. He is a frequent presenter at CPD Seminars, some of which are linked below. Sydney has appeared before tribunals, such as the Consumer Trade & Tenancy Tribunal, NCAT, Industrial Relations Commission, Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption as well as at technical references, numerous mediations and arbitrations. Sydney is an arbitrator and expert determiner approved by the NSW Bar Association and an NMAS certified mediator. Prior to being called to the Bar, Sydney was a solicitor in the Construction Divisions of Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher (now Minter Ellison) and Deacon Graham & James (now Norton Rose Fulbright). For any enquiries, or to brief Sydney, please contact our clerk Paul Walker at (02) 8915 5102.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Intellectual Property Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Mediators Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 1982 – Bachelor of Arts: University of Cape Town, South Africa 1984 – Bachelor of Laws: University of Cape Town, South Africa 1986 – Master of Laws: Cambridge University, UK 1990 – Higher Diploma in Company Law: University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 2017 – BarADR Approved Arbitrator & Expert Determiner 2019 – Mediator, Approved under the National Mediation Accreditation System (NMAS) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 1995 – 1997 Senior Associate, Deacons Graham & James (now Norton Rose Fulbright) – Construction Department 1994 – 1995 Solicitor, Levingstons – Commercial Litigation and Maritime Law Department 1991 – 1994 Solicitor, Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher – Construction Department Academia Sydney is a former part-time lecturer on the topic of Damages and Equitable Remedies, as part of the Master of Laws Program at the University of Technology, Sydney [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership NSW Bar Association Australian Bar Association Resolution Institute[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Sydney has extensive experience acting for clients in complex hearings and appeals in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Significant matters in which he has appeared are as follows  Supreme Court of New South Wales Easement Cases Turvey v Crotti (No. 2) [2019] NSWSC 399 – Costs – Costs on an indemnity basis – alleged wilful disregard of known facts or clearly established law – whether case unduly prolonged by groundless contentions – offers of compromise – whether maximum sum of costs should be specified Turvey v Crotti [2018] NSWSC 1959 – Easements – for right of way – old system sub-division – nuisance – defendant obstructed the plaintiff’s ability to excercise the right of way over an access road appurtenant to her property. There was a subdivision of a large estate in the 1800s where the transfers to the original purchasers included the rights to pass and repass on the roads shown in the original plan of subdivision. At least one of these easements was omitted to be registered in a transfer in the 1900s where the land was qualified title, and the Registrar General then used his powers under s 42 Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) to register the easement. Common ground that the defendant’s conduct constituted actionable nuisance – damages for inconvenience & distress C v T  NSWSC [2018] – Application for easement for stormwater for large sub-division, pursuant to s88k Conveyancing Act. Significant experts' reports on issues of planning & zoning, engineering, valuation and environmental issues. Minister issued concept approval – reasonable necessity and other issues – after being case managed in the Real Property list the matter was successfully mediated C v G [2018] – Easement for access – blocked by gate – interim injunction for access obtained – matter case managed in Real Property List and settled by negotiation. M v R NSWSC [2018]- Application for easement for access & services pursuant to s88k Conveyancing Act – historic Pyrmont terraces – expert evidence by architect & electrical engineer - case managed in the Real Property list after evidence served, matter mediated successfully in 2018 Kocagil v Chen [2012] NSWSC – Successful easement application pursuant to section 88K Conveyancing Act Tony Stepanoski v Zhimin Chen [2011] NSWSC 1573 – Order obtained under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act for an easement for stormwater. Expert evidence including engineering & architectural planning. Portolesi v Tsaloukas NSWSC Proceedings No. 2009/287619 – Order obtained under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act for an easement for stormwater. Expert Evidence. Gee v Burger [2009] NSWSC 149 – Consideration of whether one can one plead an actionable right to privacy where one has an easement for right of way Gee v Burger [No 2]; [2009] NSWSC 1152 – Easement and privacy issues Gee v Burger [No 3]; [2009] NSWSC 1153 – Easement, privacy issues and costs regarding amendment application Hilton Hotels (Australia) Pty. Ltd. v. Sunrise Resources (Australia) Pty Ltd [2000] NSWSC 46 – Consent by lessor of Hilton Hotel to placement of signs by lessee (the Hilton); equitable easements; conventional estoppel pursuant to Eslea v Butts Other Cases Australian Commercial Marketing v Gold [2018] NSWSC 1701 – Land Law – Occupation of commercial premises – lease / licence – option in licence excercised orally for part of premises, so as to allow the Defendant to remain for a further three years; and other related issues including severance of part of agreement relating to determining rental in the option period that is void for vagueness S v I – Restraint of Trade – dispute between doctors. Sale of business. Was restraint part of the sale agreement? If so, was it reasonable or was it liable to be struck down? Spark Property Pty Ltd v Mammone & Cristofaro – SC proceedings 2017/64574 – Successful application to declare Vendor’s Notice to complete & Notice of termination of a contract for sale of land, invalid. True construction/rectification of contract. Order for specific performance and costs granted S v A [2018] – Ex Parte Freezing order for close to $900,000 for real estate agent’s commission Taste of Tuscany Restaurant v Papantoniou [2017] NSWSC 932 – Lease – existence of agreement – no concluded agreement – no intention that parties be bound prior to a formal lease being duly exectuted – unjust enrichment Crawford v Crawford & Morris NSWSC Equity Division Proceedings, 2016/71897 – Freezing/Mareva Orders, worldwide freezing orders regarding properties in Australia and Malta Wang & Ors v Kaymet Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 1058 – Admissibility of an expert’s report on the basis of whether the opinion shown to be based on the expert’s specialised knowledge Pisano v Williams [2014] NSWSC 1070 – Building and construction dispute; sale of a residence and a claim for damages for misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of duty of care Aussteel v Marcon [2014] NSWSC – Preliminary discovery application Barangaroo Development [2013] NSWSC – Urgent application for order under section 88K of the Conveyancing Act to allow temporary easement for access to erect scaffolding Wang & Ors v Kaymet Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC – Proceedings involving purchasers of units “off the plan” and  whether builder/developer used reasonable efforts to register the strata plan by the "sunset date", whether rescission lawful. Zahos v Michael [2012] NSWSC 1110 – Successfully resist strike out in claim for alienation of assets with intention to defeat creditors (section 37A of the Conveyancing Act) McGrath v Beumer [2010] NSWSC 892 – Construction of Settlement agreement – whether settlement effected in light of subsequent events Peisley v Maddrell Management Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1477 – Appeal on point of law against decision of magistrate; denial of natural justice Bank of Western Australia v Love [2009] NSWSC 1421 – Procedure & judgement/orders – amending, varying and setting aside orders Randi Wixs Pty Ltd v Kennedy [2009] NSWSC 933 – Lease prepared which did not reflect determination of ADT – rent erroneously stated in lease – transfer of property to third party – successful defence that plaintiff has no personal equity against defendant third party and any personal equity plaintiff may have cannot be enforced against registered proprietor George Maurice Norman Farkas v Northcity Financial Services Pty Ltd [2004] NSWSC 206 – Whether an insurer was liable to pay terminal illness benefits to the Plaintiff – application for setting aside of default judgement for possession – doctrine of benefits and burdens – unconscionable conduct G & E Avakoumides Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Funds Management [2004] NSWSC 711 – Commercial leases; negotiations to lease different premises; where series of offer documents “subject to …approval…contract and availability”; whether alleged oral acceptance of written offer sufficient to create contract; section 54A of the Conveyancing Act Adler Mallach Holdings Pty Ltd v Robertson [2001] NSWSC 692; [2002] NSWSC 1176 – Defendants using fake names, establish a business in competition with business sold to the Plaintiff. Election as to remedies. Damages – basis for assessment Tsaprazis v Goldcrest Properties Pty Lttd [2000] NSWSC 765 – Practice – costs – proceedings terminated because supervening event rendered them moot – Landlord & Tenant – termination of tenancy. Notice by landlord where landlord  forms opinion that repair of damage impracticable or undesirable –  Not authorised where opinion based on the economics of dealing with the problems of building generally, including design faults  District Court of New South Wales Dionys v National Australia Bank, 12 June 2015 – Successful claim against bank regarding the transfer of funds without authority. Proceedings involved question of whether bank had contractual defences (upheld on appeal [2016] NSWCA 242) Tilment Pty Ltd t/as Architects Edmiston Jones v Graham & Batmac Constructions Pty Ltd [2007] – Substantially successful defence on behalf of builder of claims for defective workmanship (flooring, ceiling timbers & paving). Referred to Rudge SC as Referee, whose report was dated 21 June 2007  Local Court of New South Wales Snowy River Shire Council v Adaminaby Craft Group Inc [2014] NSWLC – Successful claim for return of a valuable decorative curtain involving the doctrine of accession as a basis for asserting ownership Marcon v Lombardo [2013] NSWLC – Application pursuant to Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 (NSW) by developer to insert rock anchors and scaffolding. Settled pre-hearing Alan & Kerrie Pearlman v Bresman Pty Ltd (t/as Viaduct Tennis Centre) – 25 June 2002 – Mag. IJ Gray – successful claim up to (then) maximum jurisdiction of the Local court, for damages in contract and tort for defective design & construction of a tennis court & associated negligent advice Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) / NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Maphaven Pty Ltd Pty Ltd v The Owners –Strata Plan No 48887 [2019] NSWCAT – Strata schemes –strata levies –what is the obligation (if any) of a lot holder to make contribution to insurance premiums over and above ordinary levies – change to the use of the leased premises (carpet shop to bespoke tattoo artist) –what impact (if any) did this have on insurance premiums  of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] James Pearson Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Journalism, University of Queensland (2011) Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (2014) Graduate Diploma of Legal Education, Australian National University (2015)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Paralegal in a boutique commercial & mining firm (2013 – 2015)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Morton v Williams [2017] NSWSC 1506 (succession – capacity of administrator to administer the estate – application by non-beneficiary to interpose in proceedings) Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd v Papantoniou [2017] NSWSC 964 (real property – lessee exercise of option – construction of rent review clause) Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd v Papantoniou (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 1152 (costs) Mark Henry Skinner v Redmond Family Holdings Pty Limited [2017] NSWCA 237 (civil procedure) Mark Henry Skinner v Redmond Family Holdings Pty Limited (No 2) [2017] NSWCA 271 (civil procedure) Moloney v Taylor [2017] NSWCATCD 58 (statutory construction – jurisdiction) McKenzie v Cash Converters International Limited FCA Proceedings NSD601/2016 (interlocutory application – appeared for the National Credit Providers Association in opposition to orders for discovery – decision reserved) RHG Mortgage Corporation Limited v Saunders [2016] NSWSC 929 (mortgagee possession – effect of National Credit Code on enforcement of mortgage) (settled on appeal) RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Saunders [2016] NSWSC 1037 (with C Wood) (mortgagee possession – stay) CJN v University of Sydney [2016] NSWCATAD 173 (administrative review – privacy law) Recoveries Corporation Group Ltd v American Express Australia Ltd [2016] NSWSC 771 (with T J Hancock) (contract – unjust enrichment) The Estate of Kati Tsilfidis; Stavrakakis v Tsilfidis [2015] NSWSC 1720 (with P. O’Loughlin) (succession – testamentary capacity – family provision) In the matter of Halal Meats Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 2041 (with T J Hancock) (corporations – statutory demand – application to set aside)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Christopher Wood Christopher is co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney, 2008) Christopher has also authored several other publications: Liability of directors as joint tortfeasors in intellectual property matters (2010) 21 AIPJ 164 Bankruptcy Notices and Imperfect Debts (2005) 13 Insolv LJ 173 Defects in affidavits supporting statutory demands (2001) 1 (9) INBSLB 169 Patents in Computer Software – Commercially Useful is Not Enough (1999) 9 AIPJ 134 Understanding the technology legislation onslaught (1999) 39 Computers & Law Journal 21 ACCC v Internic Technologies: Class Actions and the Internet (1998) 21 UNSWLJ 632 “Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson); “Laws of Australia” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Technology Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher was a solicitor at Minter Ellison[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Society for Computers and the Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Mega-Top Cargo Pty Ltd v Moneytech Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 402 – construction of contract providing for liability for GST Hudson v Sigalla [2015] FCAFC 140; (2015) 235 FCR 122; [2016] ALMD 1807; (2015) 149 ALD 239 – requirement for leave under the Bankruptcy Act Re Bluenergy Group Limited; Ball v Rathner (2015) 300 FLR 155; (2015) 107 ACSR 373; [2015] NSWSC 977 – deed of company arrangement binding secured creditors Re appln Sonya Sarkis [2015] NSWSC 1369 – judicial advice for a trustee Carmen Ho v Lorenz Derek Austin Ebert [2015] NSWSC 1468 – caveat Macquarie Bank Limited v The Two Eagles Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 367 – judicial advice for a liquidator Barescape Pty Ltd v Bacchus Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 6) [2012] NSWSC 257 – partners’ fiduciary duties NAB v Dionys [2016] NSWCA 242 – authorisation, ratification and incorporation of contract terms Fenato v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2010) 78 NSWLR 20; (2010) 78 ATR 893 – procedure and pleading NA Retail Solutions v St George Bank Ltd (2010) 267 ALR 599 – injunction against a bank Dhami v Martin (2010) 241 FLR 165; (2010) 79 ACSR 121 – Directors’ meetings Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2010) 263 ALR 155; 83 IPR 582; [2010] AIPC 92-371; [2010] ATPR (Digest) 46-276; [2010] FCA 29 – music copyright infringement Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 179 FCR 169; (2009) 81 IPR 584 – subsistence of copyright Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 261 ALR 408; [2009] NSWCA 355 – patents and contract Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 81 IPR 602; [2009] NSWSC 546 – patents and contract Williams v Calivil Park Holstein Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 389; (2009) 27 ACLC 704 – winding up Beattie v Osman (No 4) (2009) 73 ACSR 220; [2009] NSWSC 834 – removal of administrators Smith v Peter & Diana Hubbard Pty Ltd [2006] NSWCA 109 – contract formation Re Gympie Gold Ltd (2006) 56 ACSR 690; [2006] NSWSC 97 – extending a convening period Re Jay-O-Bees; Russeau v Jay-O-Bees (2004) 50 ACSR 565; [2004] NSWSC 818 – proof of debt Tradition Australia Pty Ltd v Gunson (2006) 152 IR 395; [2006] NSWSC 298 – injunctions against employees Khamo v XL Cleaning Services Pty Ltd (2004) 51 ACSR 397; [2004] NSWSC 1134 (barrett J as his Honour then was) Page v McKensey [2004] NSWCA 437 – finality of proceedings Karl Suleman Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liq) v Babanour (2004) 49 ACSR 612; (2004) 22 ACLC 931; [2004] NSWCA 214 – pleadings Indian Taj v Gilany [2004] NSWSC 1193; [2005] ANZConvR 309 – retail leases ARC Enterprises NSW v Brown (2004) 52 ACSR 99; [2004] NSWSC 1214 – injunction against liquidator Torpedoes Sportswear Pty Ltd v Thorpedo Enterprises Pty Ltd (2003) 132 FCR 326; (2003) 204 ALR 90; (2003) 59 IPR 318; (2003) AIPC 91-919; [2003] FCA 901 – trade mark Panel Tech Industries (Aust) v Australian Skyreach Equipment (2003) 200 ALR 321 – statutory demand Scope Data Systems v BDO Nelson Parkhill (2003) 199 ALR 56 – statutory demand ASIC v Karl Suleman Enterprises (2003) 117 FLR 147; (2003) 45 ACSR 401; (2003) 21 ACLC 1180 Presentations Re: Invion Ltd v SGB Jones Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] QSC 97 concerned the analysis of a case concerning breach of fiduciary duties by a director, which had important application in the context of director remuneration. It Involved discussion of the inherent conflict of interest when directors decide their own remuneration. Re: Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd v Clear Position Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 262; involved the analysis of defects in the affidavit supporting the statutory demand. The Court of Appeal clarified the test to be applied when considering defects in the affidavit, and emphasised the importance of deposing to the absence of any genuine dispute.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Fiduciary Duties 1/05/2018 Injunctions in Contract Claims 2/03/2016 Statutory Demands: When to issue them and how to set them aside 2/01/2014 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Pleading in Commercial Cases 1/02/2008 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...