Profile

Full Name: Mr Peter Fary
Email: fary@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7905
Secretary: +61 3 9225 6065
Secretary: 9225 6065
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0401 993 759
Chambers: Lonsdale Chambers
Room: 1017
Date of Admission: 11 Apr 1994
Called to the Bar: 24 May 2001
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 24 Jul 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 29 Apr 2004
Advanced Mediator: 22 Mar 2007
Qualifications: BA, LLB

Profile

Peter Fary practises in commercial and insolvency litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  He appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals in the Federal, Supreme, Family, County and Federal Circuit Courts. Peter is  an experienced mediator, having conducted over 500 mediations.

Prior to signing the Bar Roll, Peter was a Deputy District Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia and a Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (now Federal Circuit Court). Peter is a co-author of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (Butterworths) and a former co-author of the High Court and Federal Court Practice and Procedure (Butterworths) chapter on Bankruptcy.

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Selected Cases

  1. Szepesvary v Weston (Trustee), in the matter of Szepesvary (Bankrupt) [2018 FCAFC 224 (16 February 2018) (appeal, bankruptcy, annulment, assignment of debt)
  2. Trustees of the Property of Batavia (Bankrupt) & Batavia and Ors [2018] FamCA 860 (26 October 2018) (bankruptcy, family law, setting aside binding financial agreement, constructive trust)
  3. B Pty Ltd and Anor & Batavia and Anor [2018] FamCA 858 (26 October 2018) (bankruptcy, family law, winding up, breach of directors’ duties)
  4. Yeo v Francis [2018] FCA 3112 (1 October 2018) (bankruptcy, directions)
  5. SJD Marketing Pty Ltd v Sutherland (Trustee), in the matter of Venn (Bankrupt) [2018] FCA 1406 (6 September 2018) (bankruptcy, leave to proceed)
  6. A G Coombs Pty Ltd v M & V Consultants Pty Ltd (in liq) (22 August 2018) [2018] VSC 468 (winding up, application to restrain winding up application, abuse of process)
  7. Jeffrey & Anor v Giles [2018] FCCA 2073 (3 August 2018) (bankruptcy, review, looking behind judgment)
  8. Megalos & Katsaros and Ors [2018] FamCA 388 (18 May 2018) (family law)
  9. In the matter of a liquidator (8 March 2018) [unpublished, Report of Liquidator’s Disciplinary Committee convened pursuant to s 40-40(1) – Insolvency Practice Schedule (Corporations) (Schedule 2))] (decision that liquidator should continue to be registered)
  10. Szepesvary v Weston (Trustee), in the matter of Szepesvary (Bankrupt) (No 2) [2018] FCA 8 (16 February 2018) (bankruptcy, annulment, assignment of debt)
  11. Re Convector Grain Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (No 2) [2018] VSC 33  (8 February 2018) (appeal, winding up, preference action, discretion to extend time for service)
  12. Winn v Yeo & Rambaldi as former trustees of the estate of Goodwin (a bankrupt) [2017] FCCA 2528 (19 October 2017) (bankruptcy, damages claim against trustees)
  13. Al Azhari v 27 Scott Street Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] VSC 600 (5 October 2017) (contract law, Masters v Cameron category 3)
  14. Megalos & Katsaros and Ors [2017] FamCA 734 (22 September 2017) (family law, costs)
  15. Re Convector Grain Pty Ltd (in liquidation)  [2017] VSC 473 (16 August 2017) (winding up, unfair preference) (appeal allowed in Re Convector Grain Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (No 2) [2018] VSC 33)
  16. Comino v Juratowitch (in His Capacity As Trustee of the Bankrupt Estate of Comino) [2017] FCCA 1563 (11 July 2017)
  17. Re Demolition Tech Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (unreported, SCV, Efthim AsJ) (10 July 2017) (winding up, summary judgment, self executing orders, uncommercial transaction)
  18. Shaw v Yarranova Pty Ltd (No 2) [2017] FCAFC 88 (30 May 2017) (bankruptcy, appeal, annulment, solvency)
  19. Kaizen Global Investments Limited, in the matter of Australia New Agribusiness & Chemical Group Limited (in liq) v Australia New Agribusiness & Chemical Group Limited (in liq) (2017) 120 ACSR 220; [2017] FCA 431; BC201703032 (28 April 2017) (corporations, extension of time for registration of share mortgage on PPSR)
  20. Juratowitch as Trustee of the Bankrupt Estate of Mcdougall v Mcdougall & Anor [2017] FCCA 446 (9 March 2017) (bankruptcy, summary judgment, contract for sale of land)
  21. Australian Independent Rural Retailers Pty Ltd v Kennedy (No 2) [2017] FCCA 159 (2 February 2017) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  22. Re Wealth Within Holdings Pty Ltd [2016] VSC 792 (19 December 2016) (corporations, extend convening period)
  23. Robinson v Dynamic Window Systems Pty Ltd [2016] SCV (16 December 2016) (corporations, setting aside DOCA)
  24. D Pty Ltd (in liq) v Calas (Trustee), in the matter of D Pty Ltd (in liq) [2016] FCA 1409 (corporations, bankruptcy, family law, application to set aside transaction effected by orders of the Family Court, Part 5.7B)
  25. BSD House Management Pty Ltd v Asia Pac Holdings Pty Ltd [2016] VSC (statutory demand, guarantee)
  26. Rambaldi v Mullins (No 3) [2016] FCA 1145 (19 September 2016) (bankruptcy, stay of judgment, leave to file cross claim)
  27. Rambaldi v Mullins (No 2) [2016] FCA 977 (22 August 2016) (bankruptcy, vested property)
  28. McKinnon, in the matter of Specialised Concrete Pumping Victoria Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) [2016] FCA 325 (23 March 2016) (voluntary administration, directions, s 447A order).
  29. TPC (VIC) Pty Ltd v NWC Finance Pty Ltd [2016] VSC 117 [2016] VSC 117 (23 March 2016) (mortgage, subrogation, interpretation of contract)
  30. Shaw v Yarranova Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 88 (15 February 2016) (bankruptcy, annulment, solvency)
  31. Roads Corporation v Love [2016] FCA 38 (3 February 2016) (bankruptcy, creditor’s petition)
  32. Megalos & Katsaros and Ors [2015] FamCA 1094 (9 December 2015) (family law, jurisdiction, equitable charge, leave to proceed against company in liquidation)
  33. Hong v Tsambikos [2015] VCC 1401 (14 October 2015) (real estate agent, misleading and deceptive conduct, negligence causing purely economic loss)
  34. Di Cioccio v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2015] HCATrans 230 (11 September 2015) [2015] HCATrans 230 (bankruptcy, special leave application, income contributions, vesting provisions)
  35. Yeo v Weeden [2015] VSC 156 (1 June 2105) (bankruptcy, summary judgment, income contributions, abuse of process)
  36. Vats v McGibbon  [2015] FCA 549 (25 May 2015) (bankruptcy, appeal against trustee’s decision, overseas travel)
  37. Native Bond Pty Ltd v Cant & Ors [2015] VSC 203  (13 May 2015) (receivers, validity of appointment, assignment of debt) (upheld on appeal in Native Bond Pty Ltd (Controller Appointed) & Anor v Cant & Ors [2016] VSC 206)
  38. Bathini & Anor v Kumar & Anor  [2015] FCCA 1190 (17 April 2015) (bankruptcy, review, set-off)
  39. Banaszak & Executors of the Estate of Mr S Mandia and Anor (No 2) [2015] FamCA 235 (9 April 2015) (de facto property settlement, summary judgment)
  40. Unal v Cetinkaya [2015] FCA 270 (27 March 2015) (bankruptcy, appeal,  review of trustee’s decision, application for directions, assignment of chose in action)
  41. Di Cioccio v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2015] FCAFC 30  (11 March 2015) (appeal, bankruptcy, vesting of after acquired property, income)
  42. Gianarelli & Ors v Ross & Anor [2015] VSC (24 February 2015) (injunction, restraining receivers, equity of redemption)
  43. Tran v Pu [2015] FCA 97 (20 February 2015) (appeal, hearing de novo review)
  44. Krpina v Arrow Sun Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 63 (13 February 2015) (appeal, bankruptcy, solvency)
  45. Admiralty Resources NL v Australis Mining Ltd [2015] VSC 33 (6 February 2015) (practice and procedure, security for costs against cross claimant)
  46. F Firm & Ruane and Ors  [2014] FamCAFC 240  (16 December 2014) (family law, appeal, costs)
  47. Shaw v Yarranov Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 171 (12 December 2014) (appeal, bankruptcy, fraud, bias, leave to adduce fresh evidence, abuse of process)
  48. Filsee & Ors [2014] FCCA 2269 (27 October 2014) (bankruptcy, application for priority to funding creditor)
  49. Kapila, in the matter of Edelsten [2014] FCA 1112 (10 October 2014) (cross border insolvency law, foreign main or non main proceeding)
  50. BC39 Pty Ltd v Rambaldi, in the matter of Wharington (Bankrupt)  [2014] FCA 1076  (7 October 2014) (bankruptcy, injunction, trustees and conflict of interest)
  51. F Firm & Ruane and Ors [2014] FamCAFC 189 (2 October 2014) (family law, appeal, accrued or associated jurisdiction of Family Court, professional negligence)
  52. Ji v Nelson & Anor (unreported, Ferguson JA, 29 September 2014) (29 September 2014) (caveat removal, constructive or resulting trust)
  53. Prodotti Crudo Pty Ltd v Alston Consulting Pty Ltd & Anor (unreported, Efthim As J, 16 September 2014) (16 September 2014) (statutory demand, setting aside)
  54. Kumar & Anor v Bathini & Anor [2014] FCCA 1592 [2014] FCCA 1592 (25 July 2014) (bankruptcy, review, setting aside bankruptcy notice, set off etc.)
  55. Cetinkaya & Anor v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy & Anor and Unal v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy & Ors and Official Trustee in Bankruptcy v Cetinkaya and Ors [2014] FCCA 1389 (1 July 2014) (bankruptcy, review of trustee’s decision, application for directions, assignment of chose in action)
  56. Sovereign MF Ltd (in liq) v Vartelis [2014] VSC (17 June 2014) (voluntary administration, appeal against chairman’s decision on resolution, removal of administrator)
  57. Yarranova Pty Ltd v Shaw (No 2) [2014] FCA 616 (11 June 2014) (bankruptcy, sequestration order, going behind judgment, bias, abuse of process)
  58. Shaw v Yarranova [2014] FCA 557 (27 May 2014) (bankruptcy, appeal, procedural fairness)
  59. Krpina v Arrow Sun Australia Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] FCCA 1007 (20 May 2014) (bankruptcy, review, solvency, sequestration order)
  60. Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman v Best Internet & Telecom Pty Ltd & Anor  [2014] VCC 619 (19 May 2014) (contract, breach of contract, agency)
  61. Rosen v Georges (2014) 100 ACSR 258; [2014] VSC 193 (6 May 2014) (corporations, reinstatement, registration of shareholding, forgery, incomplete gift)
  62. Yarranova Pty Ltd v Shaw [2014] FCA 403 (24 April 2014) (bankruptcy, notice to produce)
  63. Rambaldi v Mullins [2014] FCA 361 (28 March 2014) (bankruptcy, vesting of property, injunction)
  64. Francis v Eggleston Mitchell Lawyers Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 18 (7 March 2014) (bankruptcy, appeal, annulment)   
  65. Entwisle v Minken Pty Ltd (Receivers and Manager appointed) (In Liquidation) (No 2) [2014] VSC 14 (5 February 2014) (corporations, just and equitable winding up, costs)   
  66. Yeo & Anor v Sharma & Anor [2013] FCCA 1946 (6 November 2013) (bankruptcy, public examination, variation to orders restricting use of transcript) 
  67. Doherty v Inspector-General in Bankruptcy [2013] FCA 1122 (4 November 2013) (administrative law, Wednesbury unreasonableness)
  68. In the matter of XY [2013] NSWSC 1747 (28 October 2013) (corporations, ASIC investigation, asset preservation orders and disclosure orders and travel restriction orders, suppression order)   
  69. Shaw v Yarranova Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] FCCA 1627 (25 October 2013) (bankruptcy notice, joint creditors)
  70. Re Mowbray College (in liq) (rec & mgr apptd) [2013] VSC 565 (23 October 2013) (winding up, liquidator’s directions, creation of trust)
  71. Forge v ASIC [2013] FCCA 1170 (23 August 2013) (bankruptcy notice, set off etc.)
  72. D Endresz v ASIC [2013] FCCA 1169 (23 August 2013) (bankruptcy notice, set off etc.)
  73. A Endresz v ASIC [2013] FCCA 1167 (23 August 2013) (bankruptcy notice, set off etc.)
  74. J Endresz v ASIC [2013] FCCA 1168 (23 August 2013) (bankruptcy notice, set off etc.)
  75. Francis v Eggleston Mitchell Lawyers Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 564 (7 June 2013) (bankruptcy, annulment)
  76. Roberts and Ors & Pedrana and Ors (No. 2) [2013] FamCA 370 (24 May 2013) (family law and bankruptcy, costs)
  77. Roberts and Ors & Pedrana and Ors [2013] FamCA 224 (9 April 2013) (family law and bankruptcy, disposition to defeat orders under FLA)
  78. Nazdall Pty Ltd, in the matter of Yowdall Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Yowdall Unit Trust) v Herrmann [2013] FCA 94 (15 February 2013) (practice and procedure, strike out of pleading, allegation of fraud)
  79. Asafuji (in his capacity as the Foreign Representative of the Sanko Steamship Co., Ltd) v The Sanko Steamship Co., Ltd (No 2) [2012] FCA 1314  (23 November 2013) (cross border insolvency, recognition of foreign main proceeding)
  80. Sevior v Morgan  [2012] VSC 480 (22 October 2012) (winding up, termination)
  81. Asafuji (in his capacity as the Foreign Representative of the Sanko Steamship Co., Ltd) v The Sanko Steamship Co., Ltd  [2012] FCA 1154 (15 October 2012) (cross border insolvency, recognition of foreign main proceeding)
  82. Doherty and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy [2012] AATA 635 (21 September 2012); [2012] 13 ALD 140 (bankruptcy, registration of RDAA, merits review)
  83. Traditional Values Management Limited (in liq) v Taylor & Ors  [2012] VSC 299 (10 July 2012) (practice and procedure, consolidation of proceeding)
  84. Bank of Western Australia Ltd v Floreani & Ors  [2012] VSC 261 (21 June 2012) (banking, guarantee, misleading and deceptive conduct)
  85. RDN Developments Pty Ltd v Shtrambrandt & RDN Developments Pty Ltd v Shtrambrandt and Ors [2012] FMCA 437 (25 May 2012) (bankruptcy, setting aside PIA)
  86. Ruane v Bachmann-Ruane (Accrued Jurisdiction) (2012) 48 Fam LR 131; [2012] FamCA 369; BC201250422 [2012] FamCA 369 (family law, accrued jurisdiction of Family Court)
  87. AGBC Pty Ltd & Anor v Dessa & Ors [2012] VSC 118 (30 March 2012) (winding up, claim under s 588FF, injunction)
  88. Georges (in his capacity as joint and several liquidator of Sonray Capital Markets Pty Ltd (ACN 104 482 993) (in liq)) and Others v Seaborn International (as trustee for the Seaborn Family Trust) and Others (2012) 288 ALR 240; (2012) 87 ACSR 441; [2012] FCA 75 (10 February 2012) (winding up, liquidator’s directions, tracing)
  89. National Australia Bank Ltd v Norman [2012] VSC 14 (summary judgment, appeal)
  90. Lawrence v McKean Park (A Firm) [2012] FCA 324 (31 January 2012) (bankruptcy, application to extend time to appeal)
  91. ANZ v Berman [2011] FMCA 987 (15 December 2011) (bankruptcy, act of bankruptcy)
  92. Bank of Western Australia Ltd (ACN 050 494 454) v Scotia Downs Pty Ltd (2011) 87 ACSR 42; [2011] FCA 1302 (16 November 2011) (winding up, solvency)
  93. McKean Park (A Firm), In the matter of Lawrence v Lawrence (2011) 199 FCR 514; [2011] FCA 1291  (11 November 2011) (bankruptcy notice, validity)
  94. Talacko v Talacko (No 3) [2011] FCA 1343  (7 November 2011) (bankruptcy, continuation of injunction)
  95. Re FDM (Vic) Pty Ltd (Admins app’td) [2011] VSC 522 (19 October 2011) (voluntary administration, extension of convening period)
  96. Duke v Rain Bow Pty Ltd (in liq) No 2 (unreported, Supreme Court of Victoria, Efthim As J) (costs, leave to proceed) (13 September 2011)
  97. Duke & Ors v Rain Bow Pty Ltd & Anderson [2011] VSC 599 (16 August 2011) (winding up, leave to proceed)
  98. Autron Pty Ltd v Benk (2011) 280 ALR 417; [2011] FCAFC 93 (28 July 2011) (bankruptcy, statutory minimum debt)
  99. Pattison (Trustee), in the matter of Abdulrahman (Bankrupt) [2011] FCA 826 (30 June 2011) (bankruptcy, resignation of trustee)
  100. Mircevski v Pattison [2011] FCA 740 (25 May 2011)
  101. Mission Development Pty Ltd v Clover Dale Pty Ltd [2011] VSC 148 (14 April 2011) (winding up, solvency)
  102. Talacko v Talacko [2011] FCA 385 (12 April 2011) (bankruptcy, no departure order)
  103. Mottaghi v Subway Shoe Diffusion Pty Ltd [2011] FMCA 246 (18 March 2011) (bankruptcy, review sequestration order)  
  104. Talacko v Talacko [2011] FCA 326 (11 March 2011) (bankruptcy, no departure order)
  105. Re Blackburne Pty Ltd (in liq) [2011] VSC 92 (9 March 2011) (winding up, directions)
  106. Cave v Madgwicks (a firm) (2010) 118 ALD 397; [2010] AATA 708; [2010] FMCA 878 (12 November 2010) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  107. Rambaldi; in the matter of Philip Charles Weeden, a bankrupt v Weeden [2008] FCA 1597 [2008] FCA 1597 (27 October 2010) (bankruptcy, undervalued transaction)
  108. Hell Colour Australia Pty Ltd v Everbest Printing Company Limited [2010] VSC 643 (1 October 2010) (statutory demand, genuine dispute)
  109. Re D’Souza and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy (2010) 118 ALD 397; [2010] AATA 708;  (administrative appeal, objection to discharge from bankruptcy)
  110. Talacko and Others v Talacko (2010) 183 FCR 311; (2010) 115 ALD 279 (2010) 268 ALR 266 (27 May 2010) (bankruptcy, power of Federal Court to make no depart order)
  111. Talacko v Talacko [2010] FCA 239 (17 March 2010) (bankruptcy, no departure order)
  112. Phoenix Motor Borkers Pty Ltd (in liq) & Anor v Fares (unreported, Magistrates Court of Victoria, 11 February 2010) (winding up, unfair preference)
  113. Juratowitch v Iannotti (No.2) [2009] FMCA 1274 (24 December 2009) (bankruptcy, trusts, directions)
  114. Gordon v Express Gas & Anor (unreported, Supreme Court of Victoria, Efthim AsJ) (18 December 2009) (winding up, oppression, just and equitable ground, rectification of share register)
  115. Black v Rafa Pastoral Pty Ltd & Ors [2009] VSCA 295 (4 December 2009) (appeal, summary dismissal)
  116. Carson, In the matter of Trollope Property Holdings Pty Ltd (in liq) (ACN 005 649 212) [2009] FCA 118  (winding up, liquidator’s directions, GST)
  117. Robertson v Bank of Western Australia [2009] FMCA 424 (4 May 2009) (bankruptcy notice, extension of time)
  118. Ingress Consulting Pty Ltd v Pitcher Partners (unreported, Supreme Court of Victoria, Gardiner AsJ) (19 March 2009) (statutory demand, genuine dispute)
  119. Emmanouilides & Anor v Calabro & Ors [2009] FMCA 854 (4 March 2009) (bankruptcy, Part X)
  120. Impress NZ Limited v Lovitt’s Pty Ltd (unreported, Federal Court, Gordon J, 21 April 2009) (winding up, adjournment)
  121. Spiteri v Lamb & Ors (Civil Claims) [2008] VCAT 2266 (29 October 2008)  (claim under Fair Trading Act)
  122. BNY Trust Company of Australia Ltd v Morrell [2008] FMCA 1406 (22 October 2008) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  123. Boglari & Anor v Coadys (A Firm) [2008] FMCA 1277 (1 September 2008) (bankruptcy notice)
  124. Westpac Banking Corp v Hughes [2008] FMCA 424 (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order, solvency)
  125. Gardiner v Goss [2007] FMCA 1966 (12 December 2007) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  126. Sarandal Pty Ltd v Nameplan Pty Ltd & Ors [2007] VSC 568 (7 December 2007)  (real property, removal of caveat)
  127. ACCC v Rana & Anor  [2007] FMCA 2045 (3 December 2007)  (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  128. Moran v Lydiard Financial Services Pty Ltd [2007] FCA 872 (bankruptcy, appeal, sequestration order)
  129. Gajic & Anor v Poyser [2007] VSCA 175 (30 August 2007) (appeal, summary judgment)
  130. Re York Street Mezzanine Pty Ltd (in liq) and Others; McEvoy and Others  v Rozna and Another (2007) 240 ALR 567;  (2007) 64 ACSR 1; [2007] FCA 922 (28 June 2007)  (winding up, liquidator’s directions)
  131. CMS Group Management Pty Ltd (in liq) & Anor v Schafer (unreported, Supreme Court of Victoria, Efthim AsJ, 15 February 2007) (winding up, unfair preference)
  132. MCB Holdings Pty Ltd v Krasnici [2007] FMCA 37 (29 January 2007)
  133. Meinhardt (Hong Kong) Ltd v Meinhardt (Deceased) (No 3) [2006] FCA 1390 (bankruptcy, Part XI, costs)
  134. Meinhardt (Hong Kong) Ltd v William Lindsay Meinhardt (Deceased) and Ors (No 2) [2006] FCA 1323 (10 October 2006) (bankruptcy, administration under Part XI)
  135. Circuit Finance Pty Ltd v Goodwood Road Pty Ltd [2006] VSC 399 (25 October 2006) (property, breach of lease, delivery up of racehorses)
  136. In the matter of Motor ACN 005 188 054 Pty Ltd (in liq); The Elastomers Pty Ltd v MotorACN 005 188 054 Pty Ltd (in liq) [2006] FCA 1497 (26 September 2006) (winding up, leave to proceed)
  137. Meinhardt v Meinhardt & Ors (No.2) [2006] FMCA 1028 (19 July 2006) (bankruptcy, deceased estate, administration under Part XI)
  138. Meinhardt (Hong Kong) Ltd v William Edward Meinhardt (Deceased) and Ors [2006] FCA 1106 (22 August 2006) (bankruptcy, Part XI)
  139. Lamb v Ariss & Anor (No 2) [2006] FMCA 765 (25 May 2006) (practice and procedure, transfer to Federal Court)
  140. Thorncrest Pty Ltd & Anor v Barros [2006] FMCA 702 (12 May 2006) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  141. Moran v Lydiard Financial Services Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 631 (bankruptcy, bankruptcy notice, appeal)
  142. DCT v Trigo-Contillo  [2005] FMCA 1856 (16 December 2005) (debt agreement, setting aside)
  143. Moran v Lydiard Financial Services Pty Ltd [2005] FMCA 1821 (31 October 2005)  (appeal from sequestration order)
  144. Commonwealth of Australia v Rocklea Spinning Mills Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (Subject To A Deed of Company Arrangement) (2005) 145 FCR 220; (2005) 23 ACLC 1328; [2005] FCA 902; BC200504584 (voluntary administration, setting aside deed of company arrangement)
  145. Diners Club v Vitler [2005] FMCA 1374; BC200507217 (12 September 2005) (setting aside sequestration order)
  146. BMW Australia Finance Ltd v Collett [2005] FMCA 801; BC200504391 (17 June 2005) (bankruptcy notice, validity)
  147. Morton v Trkulja [2005] FMCA 704 (26 May 2005) (bankruptcy, constructive or resulting trust)
  148. Liberty Funding Pty Ltd v De Zoysa & Anor [2005] FMCA 778 (18 May 2005) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  149. MSKE Pty Ltd v Krasulak [2005] FMCA 300 (15 March 2005) (bankruptcy, validity of bankruptcy notice)
  150. Cervantes Pty Ltd v Moutidis (No.2) [2005] FMCA 214 (17 February 2005) (bankruptcy, adjournment of creditor’s petition pending Part X meeting)
  151. BMW Australia Finance Ltd v Geraerts [2004] FMCA 1028 (13 December 2004) (bankruptcy, setting aside debt agreement)
  152. ETL v Settle (2004) 212 ALR 623; [2004] FMCA 718  (5 November 2004) (bankruptcy notice, secured creditor)
  153. Florgale Uniforms Pty Ltd (Receiver and Manager Appointed) (In liq) and Others v Orders and Another  (2004) 11 VR 54; (2004) 51 ACSR 699; [2004] VSC 65 (27 October 2004) (receiver, breach of duties)
  154. Duncan v McVeigh & Anor (No.2) [2004] FMCA 838 (18 October 2004) (bankruptcy, setting aside Part X, costs)
  155. Duncan v McVeigh & Anor [2004] FMCA 759; BC200407997 (18 October 2004) (bankruptcy, setting aside Part X)
  156. Elliott v Water Wheel Holdings Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) (2004) 209 ALR 682;  (2004) 50 ACSR 368; [2004] FCAFC 253 (10 September 2004) (appeal, bankruptcy notice, extension of time)
  157. Webb v Insurance Manufacturers of Australia Pty Ltd [2004] FMCA 613; BC200408027  (6 September 2004) (bankruptcy, annulment)
  158. Elliott v Water Wheel Holdings Ltd (2004) 178 FLR 459; [2004] FMCA 37 (bankruptcy notice, extension of time)
  159. Saint-Gobain RF Pty Ltd v Maax Spa Corporation Pty Ltd [2004] VSC 335 (6 September 2004) (practice and procedure, security for costs)
  160. Luna v Pattison (2004) 206 ALR 587; [2004] FMCA 237 (19 April 2004)
  161. Brien (a bankrupt) (formerly trustee of the estate of Grapsas) v Grapsas and Others (2004) 207 ALR 275; [2004] FMCA 212 (8 April 2004) (bankruptcy, trustee’s directions)
  162. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Chairmakers Pty Ltd (No 2) [2004] VSC 112 (7 April 2004)
  163. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Chairmakers Pty Ltd [2004] VSC 109 (7 April 2004)  (voluntary administration, validity of deed of company arrangement)
  164. McKinnon v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2004] FCA 325 (bankruptcy, review of registrar’s orders)
  165. Promnitz v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2004] FCA 22 (29 January 2004) (winding up, reinstatement of company)
  166. Sutcliffe v Commonwealth Securities (No.2) [2003] FMCA 565 (23 December 2003) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  167. Dumitrasky v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2003] FMCA 477 (30 October 2003) (bankruptcy, abridgment of time to file statement of affairs)
  168. Jatkar v Rambaldi [2003] FMCA 355 (22 August 2003) (bankruptcy, permission to travel overseas)
  169. Sutcliffe v Commonwealth Securities (No 1) [2003] FMCA 567 (21 August 2003)  (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  170. Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Colling [2002] FMCA 224 (3 October 2002) (bankruptcy, adjournment of creditor’s petition)
  171. Sellers; In the matter of Beckley Forge Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) [2003] FCA 523 (voluntary administration, share allotment)
  172. World Pacific Timbers Pty Ltd v Konstandellos [2003] FMCA 84; BC200301023 (bankruptcy, substitution of petitioning creditor)
  173. Peake, in the matter of Australian Housewares Pty Ltd (in liq) [2003] FCA 170 (7 March 2003) (winding up, priority to funding creditor)
  174. Fidgeon v William Abbott & Associates (a firm) [2003] VSCA 5 (18 February 2003) (appeal, error of law)
  175. Swersky & Velos v Alexopoulos & Anor [2002] FMCA 328 (25 November 2002) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  176. Biritz v National Australia Bank [2002] FMCA 214 (26 August 2002) (bankruptcy, review of sequestration order)
  177. Israel & Anor v Vince [2001] FMCA 54 (8 October 2001)
  178. Ugly Tribe Co Pty Ltd v Sikola [2001] VSC 189 (14 June 2001) (indemnity costs)
  179. In the matter of Moustafa El Moustafa; Cobbs Hill (Tas) Meat Supplies Pty Ltd & Ors v Moustafa El Moustafa & Ors [1998] FCA 838 (29 May 1998)  (Part X, settling aside)
  180. V R Dye & Co (a firm) v Peninsula Hotels Pty Ltd (in liq) and Another (1998) 28 ACSR 167; BC9801096 (23 March 1998) (winding up, unfair preference, running account)
  181. Cheesman and Others v Waters and Another (1997) 148 ALR 21; [1997] FCA 752 (8 August 1997) (bankruptcy, appeal, delegation of power to Registrars, constitutional law)
  182. McDougall, Re; Ex parte Policy Nominees Pty Ltd & Thomas BC9701060 (27 March 1997) (bankruptcy, setting aside Part X)
  183. Kralfly Pty Ltd v McVeigh BC9502899 (8 September 1995) (real property, caveatable interest)

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Appellate

  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Real Property

Family Law

  • Property Disputes

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group
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