|Kanakaridis v Westpac Banking Corporation (FCA) - summary dismissal - loans and mortgages - estoppel - bank entitled to dismissal of applicants’ whole claim - proceeding dismissed
|Sharp v Attorney General of NSW (NSWSC) - trusts and trustees - judicial advice - gift in Will effective to create valid charitable trust - declarations and orders
|CBX2 Pty Ltd v National Australia Bank Ltd (No 3) (NSWSC) - security for costs - threshold issue - plaintiff discharged onus that it ought not provide security for costs - security for costs declined
|Wandel v Halloran (SASCFC) - contract - primary judge’s findings as to contract supported by evidence - disconformity between pleaded cases and accepted evidence did not lead to procedural fairness or miscarriage of justice - appeal dismissed
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|Kanakaridis v Westpac Banking Corporation  FCA 1146
Federal Court of Australia
Summary dismissal - loans and mortgages - estoppel - res judicata - applicants sought to set aside or prevent enforcement of loan agreements and mortgages entered into with respondent bank - issues applicants sough to litigate had already been litigated to finality in Supreme Court of Victoria -summary judgments had been given in favour of bank - bank sought summary dismissal on grounds of res judicata, issue estoppel, Anshun estoppel and that proceeding was abuse of process - bank also contended that claims untenable with no reasonable prospects of success - held: bank entitled to judgment dismissing whole of applicants’ claims pursuant to s31A (2) Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) or r26.01 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - certain claims subject of issues estoppel, Anshun estoppel and were abuse of process - other claims had no prospects of success - proceeding dismissed.
|Sharp v Attorney General of NSW  NSWSC 1580
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Trusts and trustees - judicial advice - wills and estates - by testator’s Will whole of estate after payment of debts and expenses was to be held in trust known as “Street of Dreams Martin Sharp Trust” - executors sought judicial advice and declarations - whether Will created valid charitable trust - ambit of clause allowing “my trustees to deal with my assets” - whether corporate trustee of trust could be appointed in lieu of the executors and literary executors - whether trustees had power to sell property - held: gift in Will effective to create valid charitable trust - declarations and orders proposed by parties made.
|CBX2 Pty Ltd v National Australia Bank Ltd (No 3)  NSWSC 1555
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Security for costs - threshold issue - defendant sought security for costs of proceeding pursuant to r42.21 Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) and/or s1335 Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - whether it appeared to Court by credible testimony that there was reason to believe plaintiff would be unable to pay defendant’s costs if successful in its defence - bona fides of claim/prospects of success - impecuniosity of plaintiff - stultification - whether impecuniosity/financial position caused by defendant’s actions - held: exercise of discretion a finely balanced task having taken matters into account - plaintiff discharged onus that it ought not provide security for costs - security for costs declined.
|Wandel v Halloran  SASCFC 155
Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia
Nicholson J; Bampton & Parker JJ
Contract - primary judge found respondents entitled to amounts due under contracts for repair to river crossing and water supply made orally between parties - appellant contended contract claims as found by primary judge were not pleaded and evidence insufficient to establish them - held: primary judge’s findings as to contracts were supported by evidence - disconformity between respondents’ pleaded cases and evidence accepted by primary judge did not give rise to procedural unfairness or miscarriage of justice - appeal dismissed.