Recent Cases

HBSY Pty Ltd v Lewis [2023] FCAFC 109 (14 July 2023) (Markovic, Downes and Kennett JJ)


HIGH COURT AND FEDERAL COURT – Jurisdiction – cross-vesting – bankruptcy – where applicant seeks extension of time to appeal from judgment of Supreme Court of New South Wales – where proceeding involves matter arising under Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) and Supreme Court exercising jurisdiction under s 39(2) of Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) – whether s 7(5) of Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-Vesting) Act 1987 (Cth) has the effect that appeal should be instituted in Federal Court

APPEALS – Whether Federal Court’s appellate jurisdiction invoked by application for extension of time