Recent Cases

Martin v Norton Rose Fulbright Australia [2021] FCAFC 216 (26 November 2021)


Catchwords:


TORTS – tort of deceit – alleged representations about filing proposed proceeding – representations not made or, if made, not knowingly false – inferences – reliance not established – causation not established – tort of deceit not committed – loss/damage not established –– loss of opportunity – aggravated and exemplary damages –– appeal dismissed and cross-appeal allowed

TORTS – tort of collateral abuse of process – whether proceeding brought for an improper purpose and to achieve object outside scope of legal remedy – no improper purpose – no object outside scope of legal remedy – difference between an abuse of process and tort of collateral abuse of process – tort of collateral abuse of process not committed – appeal dismissed and cross-appeal allowed