Mr. Nicholas Allan – Cases, Publications & News

  • Re: an Adjudicator* (a pseudonym) (2017) – Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act – Unpaid concreting in regional council’s drainage works
  • Essey v Rafic Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 3880 – Claim of unfair dismissal – manager engaging in misconduct – employee’s attitude – immediate dismissal
  • In the matter of Likehart Pty Ltd (deregistered) (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 906 – company reinstatement to wind up company – unfunded liquidator
  • In the matter of Likehart Pty Ltd (deregistered) [2017] NSWSC 884 – company reinstatement opposed – standing of applicant – derivative action
  • Jia v GJKR Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 629 – Retail leases – Appeal to Supreme Court – Losses claimed by landlord – Error of law
  • Kang v Goldsmith [2017] FCCA 845 – Bankruptcy law – Application to set aside bankruptcy notice – Service of notice by email
  • Kursun v Garreffa [2017] NCATCD N/K – Costs law – Mixed, complex result in case – Relevance of offers of compromise – Calderbank letters
  • Planet Red Pty Ltd v Commissioner of A.C.T. Revenue [2017] ACAT 18 – Land tax challenge – Historic, heritage building on land – Valuation methods
  • Kursun v Garreffa – [2017] NSWCATCD 4 – Building law – Contractual scope of works – Identity of contracting party
  • Mielczarek v Commissioner of Fair Trading [2017] NSWCATAD 5 – Business licensing – the ‘public interest’ – tattoo parlours
  • Pozetu Pty Ltd v Alexander James Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 208 – Agreement to lease – Uncertainty about rent – Option to lease
  • Le v Tran [2016] NSWSC 632 – Landlord and tenant – Misleading and deceptive conduct – Ownership of the land
  • Alexander James Pty Ltd v Pozetu Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2016] NSWCATAP 75 – Costs in a tribunal – Meaning of ‘special circumstances’ – Legally complex matters
  • Re Jenkins* (a pseudonym) & Ors [2016] NSWSC – Law of settlements – summary dismissal – contracts
  • In the Matter of Structural Projects [2015] NSWSC 1859 – Company law – Winding up – Strike out – Defence seeking court’s discretion
  • Alexander James Pty Ltd v Pozetu Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCATAP 228 – Retail leases and equitable leases – Appeal – Right to specific performance
  • Kursun v Garreffa [2015] NSWCATCD N/K – Contract law – Building law – Identifying the contracting parties
  • Concourt Pty Ltd v Kerr [2015] NSWCATAP 106 – Building law – Appeal – Meaning of ‘practical completion’ – Extensions of time
  • Hanna v Semaan [2015] NSWCATCD N/K – Building law – collapsing concrete roof – No written contract
  • Stuart v Short [2015] NSWLC N/K – Negligence – Independent witnesses
  • Cornwall v Stylemaster Patios Kellyville Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCAT N/K – Contract construction – Building law – Estoppel
  • Penshurst Street Holdings Pty Ltd v Barker & Others [2014] NSWCAT N/K – Retirement village residents – Eviction – Statutory construction
  • Concourt Pty Ltd v Kerr [2014] NSWCATCD N/K – Building law – Agreed damages for delay – Contract construction
  • Mendiratta v Clarendon Homes NSW P/L [2014] NSWCATCD 82 – Costs – Calderbank offer – Solicitor of related company
  • Saneja v Dynabuild Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCATCD 84 – Building law – agreed damages for delay – contract construction
  • Madden’s Stable Bedding Pty Ltd v Reid [2014] NSWSC 554 – Motor vehicle negligence – Appeal – Local Court to Supreme Court
  • Fowler Homes Pty Ltd v Roberts [2014] NSWDC 4 – Costs law – Building law – Appeal
  • Re Higgins* (a pseudonym) (No 2) [2013] NSWSC – Costs law – Trust law
  • Mendiratta v Clarendon Homes NSW P/L [2013] NSWCTTT 660 – Building law
  • Roberts v Fowler Homes P/L [2013] NSWCTTT 404 – Costs law – Building law
  • Ghali v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2013) 85 NSWLR 378; [2013] NSWCA 340 – Appeal – Taxation law
  • Charalambous v Yeung [2013] NSWADTAP 44 – Appeal – Commercial Leases – Negligence – Contract law
  • Re Jenkins* (a pseudonym) [2013] NSWSC – Trusts & International Law – Pacific islands
  • Webb v Pursell [2013] QCA 199 – Contract law – Appeals
  • BM & JA Holdings P/L v Clarence Street Developments P/L[2012] NSWSC 1236 – Commercial Leases
  • Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Ghali [2012] NSWADTAP 20 – Taxation Law
  • Sayed v Deng [2012] NSWSC 851 – Contract Law – Settlement – Appeals
  • Roberts v Fowler Homes [2012] NSWCTTT 274 – Building Law
  • Chilvers v Snowdon (2012) 14 DCLR(NSW) 147; [2012] NSWDC 64 – Costs Recovery
  • Gwenian Pty Ltd v Webb [2011] FMCA 903 – Bankruptcy Law
  • Roberts v Fowler Homes (Unreported, CTTT, 30 Sep 2011) – Building Law
  • Ghali v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2011] NSWADT 261 – Taxation Law
  • Rookharp Pty Ltd v Webb [2011] FMCA 801 – Bankruptcy Law
  • Loiero v Adel Sportswear Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1133 – Contract Law – Real Estate
  • Brice v Biruski [2010] NSWDC 267 – Building Law
  • Kalamen v Al Aubodi [2010] NSWSC 544 – Contract Law – Real Estate
  • In the Matter of Liverpool Hotels Pty Ltd (In Liq) [2010] NSWSC 72 – Corporations Law
  • Lissa v Browne [2009] NSWSC 1050 – Contract Law – Lawyer’s Costs
  • Sims v Palasty – [2009] NSWSC 885 – Corporations Law
  • Blazai Pty Ltd v Gateway Development (St Marys) Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 800 – Corporations – Company reinstatement
  • Tohme v Q and A Properties Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 176 – Contract Law – Real Estate
  • Blazai Pty Ltd v John Palasty [2009] NSWSC 50 – Security for Costs
  • Baulkham Hills Shire Council v Yates [2008] NSWLEC 244 – Stay Application
  • Berem Interiors Pty Ltd v Shaya Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 1340 – Building Law
  • Tomko v Palasty [2007] NSWCA 258 – Contract Law – Appeal
  • Iaconis v Lazar [2007] NSWSC 1103 – Contract Law – Mortgages
  • Aymban Pty Ltd v Grove Park Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 1089 – Asset Freezing