Recent Cases

Scrivener v Cappello [2021] NSWCA 330 (21 December 2021) (Bathurst CJ, Bell P and Macfarlan JA)


Catchwords:


PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES – rights and duties between partners – fiduciary relationship – obligations – whether the appellant was an accessory to breaches of fiduciary obligations owed to the respondents – where the appellant caused the third respondent to fail to account to the second respondent for one half of the profits derived from the acquisition and subsequent sale of three contiguous parcels of land – where primary judge did not refer to two essential matters to establish accessorial liability under the second limb of Barnes v Addy – where the appellant knew of facts and circumstances which would indicate the fact of the breach on the part of a fiduciary to an honest and reasonable person

PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES – rights and duties between partners – fiduciary relationship – obligations – whether the appellant was liable to the first respondent or the second respondent

PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES – rights and duties between partners – interpretation of agreement – oral agreement – where there was an agreement to enter into a partnership to acquire and resell three contiguous parcels of land and share expenses and profits equally – whether the agreement was subject to a sunset condition – where the first respondent’s evidence of oral agreement accepted – where the third respondent was a vehicle entrusted to hold assets on behalf of the partnership