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About this NPA

The Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area (NPA) covers commercial and corporations disputes within federal jurisdiction.

This NPA consists of six Sub-areas and each has a dedicated webpage for specific information about proceedings in those Sub-areas:

Latest Judgments

  • 24 Mar 2023: Frisken v Holdsworth, in the matter of Realmark Services Pty Limited (in liq) (No 2) [2023] FCA 268
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - ex parte application for extension of time for service of originating process following unsuccessful attempts at service - whether good reason to grant extension and whether any irremediable prejudice to defendant - order for extension made
    Judge: O'Bryan J
  • 24 Mar 2023: Casey v DePuy International Ltd (Appeal from Independent Counsel) [2023] FCA 254
    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - application by group member of class action - where class action settlement approved under s 33V(1) of Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - where settlement contemplates future disputes to be resolved by Independent Counsel - where settlement permits appeal to Federal Court from Independent Counsel's decision - where…
    Judge: Perram J
  • 23 Mar 2023: Australian Communications and Media Authority v Jones [2023] FCA 246
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for default judgment against the second respondent pursuant to r 5.23(2)(c) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - where second respondent failed to file notice of address for service - where second respondent failed to appear at case management hearings and interlocutory hearings - where second respondent…
    Judge: Thomas J

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