Latest Judgments

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Today's published judgments

Equity ; Evidence ; Corporations Law
New Aim Pty ltd v Leung [2022] FCA 722
EQUITY - confidential information - use of confidential information subject to claimed equitable obligation- requirement to specify the information - whether information is required to be a trade secret - WeChat list of contacts maintained on employee personal mobile phone - whether use of confidential information in breach of contract - whether information is accumulated knowledge of the employee that may be used post termination of employment EVIDENCE - independent expert's report - duties and responsibilities of expert - duties and responsibilities of instructing solicitors - communications between expert and those engaging them where report was drafted by the solicitor - failure to disclose authorship of the report - disclosure of material information relevant to the independence of the expert whether opinions expressed are independent - rejection of entirety of the expert evidence CORPORATIONS - application under s 183 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - former employee - duty not to misuse information and whether duty is broader than equitable obligation of confidence
23 Jun 2022 |  MCELWAINE J

Manebona v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCA 730
MIGRATION - application to review decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - original decision by delegate of Minister not to revoke mandatory cancellation of visa under s 501CA of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - whether alcohol use and/or dependency ought to have been considered a health issue in the Tribunal's mandatory consideration of impediments pursuant to s 9(1)(b) of Direction 90 - whether the Tribunal constructively failed to exercise jurisdiction - whether procedural fairness was denied
24 Jun 2022 |  SC DERRINGTON J