Recent Cases

Goodwin v HBCA Pty Ltd [2022] FCAFC 166 (26 September 2022) (Middleton, Lee and Derrington JJ)


REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDINGS – application for leave to appeal – where primary judge made order for security for costs – where incomplete evidence adduced before the primary judge as to the inability to finance the conduct of the proceeding – discussion of Abbott v Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 462; (2019) 369 ALR 512 – no arguable error identified sufficient to warrant a grant of leave to appeal – no real point of principle raised – application dismissed