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Sequential trial model rubbished in Victoria

Victorian Court of Appeal has just slammed the use of the ‘’sequential trial model’ (STM) in a bitter family dispute involving breaches of trust and fiduciary duties. Hoh v Ying Mui Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 203 The STM was proposed by the trial Judge due to what he described as the extraordinary breadth of issues in dispute and…

Federal Court dabbling in insolvent trustee company law

Another case on trusts and insolvent corporate trustees was handed down recently, this time by Derrington J in the Federal Court. Much longer decision than the Amerind, High Court, one recently! Main things to take away: — sham unit trust created when members of a community put money together for the purpose of purchasing properties —…