5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC is appearing for ASIC in the Federal Court bank bill swap rate proceedings against Westpac.
Christopher Palmer appeared for the successful applicant in Zaki v Better Buildings Constructions Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1522, the first NSW Supreme Court authority applying the Civil Liability (Third Party Claims Against Insurers) Act 2017 (NSW). The decision concerned joining an insurer to proceedings and the onus in relation to time limitations.
Gregory Drew is appearing for customers in the recently commenced class action against Westpac in the Federal Court, which concerns insurance products obtained in connection with financial advisers at Westpac, St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and BT Advice.
Peter Fraser has presented to the Gunn Club on the topic “Has the High Court decision in Bywater Investments Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation changed the law regarding corporate tax residency?”. The presentation addressed how auditors might now approach the issue of corporate residency, especially in relation to foreign subsidiaries of Australian multinationals.
Peter Wood appeared for Harris Farm in Woolworths Ltd v About Life Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1117, which concerned competing claims to a lease in Double Bay.
Peter Wood appeared for Ares Management LP and Ascribe II Investments LLC in In the matter of Boart Longyear Ltd (No 2)  NSWSC 1105 in support of Boart Longyear Limited’s application for approval of altered schemes of arrangement pursuant to section 411 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Sheila Kaur-Bains appeared for the successful Chief Commissioner in Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Smeaton Grange Holdings Pty Ltd  NSWCA 184, which concerned the effect of disclaimers by an object of a discretionary trust on the operation of the grouping provisions in the Payroll Tax Act 2007 (NSW).
Christopher Palmer represented the successful first respondent in the High Court’s disposition of an application for special leave to appeal ( HCASL 119) from the NSW Court of Appeal’s latest word on contractual construction and Sanderson Orders, Zhang v ROC Services (NSW) Pty Ltd; NTI Ltd v Zhang  NSWCA 370; (2016) 93 NSWLR 561. Christopher appeared on the appeal and at trial.