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CPD Seminar: Can you still run commercial and construction matters in the District Court of NSW?

CPD Seminar: Can you still run commercial and construction matters in the District Court of NSW?

The Members of Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers would like to invite you to attend a CPD Seminar:

Topic: Can you still run commercial and construction matters in the District Court of NSW?

Recent decisions of the Supreme Court of NSW have raised considerable uncertainty as to the jurisdiction of the District Court of NSW to hear and determine matters arising out of commercial transactions. This seminar will examine the implications of NTF Group Pty Ltd v PA Putney Finance Australia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1194 (Parker J); Nova 96.9 Pty Ltd v Natvia Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1288 (Rein J); and Sapphire Suite Pty Ltd v Bellini Lounge Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1366 (Harrison J). Practitioners need to assess how these implications impact on any matters which they have commenced, or are contemplating commencing, in the District Court. If you are instructed in a matter which can be characterised as “arising out of a commercial transaction”, you need to consider whether the District Court has jurisdiction to hear it even if it falls within the monetary limit of the District Court. If such a matter has already been commenced in the District Court, you need to consider whether it should be transferred to the Supreme Court. The seminar will also consider whether these implications extend to construction matters which can be said to arise out of commercial transactions.

Presented by: Danny Moujalli and Mark Maconachie

Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Time: 5:15 pm

Place: Manhattan Room, Doltone House | Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Followed by light refreshments from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

RSVP to Angela Noakes | Clerk

E rsvp@wentworthchambers.com.au T (02) 9230 3242

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