Upcoming Commercial Court Seminar: Equitable Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

On 10 December 2012, the Victorian Supreme Court’s Commercial Court is hosting a conference.  The Hon Keith Mason AC QC, former President of the NSW Court of Appeal will be speaking on the topic “Remedies for breach of fiduciary duties: Lessons from two recent mega-cases: Grimaldi and Bell Resources”. This is one of four topics […]

The law of penalties – Andrews v ANZ Bank

The High Court has held that relief against penalties is not limited to consequences imposed after a breach of contract. The equitable remedy of relief against penalties has a murky past.  As the High Court has recently observed, a proper understanding of the doctrine requires ‘more than a brief backward glance’. One controversial element of […]