Recent Cases

Dennis v Commonwealth Bank of Australia [2019] FCAFC 231 (16 December 2019) (Greenwood, Besanko and Reeves JJ)


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW — appeal by leave from orders made by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia — where the respondent made an application for summary dismissal of the appellant’s claim — where the primary judge made orders dismissing the appellant’s application on the basis that the claim had no reasonable prospect of success — apprehended bias — whether a fair-minded lay observer might reasonably apprehend that the primary judge might not have brought an impartial and unprejudiced mind to the application — consideration of the difference between prejudgment and predisposition — whether it is necessary to consider the other grounds of appeal dealing with the merits