Michelle Castle in historic High Court decision regarding the Chorley exception

Michelle Castle, a member of 13th Floor St James Hall, recently appeared as junior counsel in the High Court in the matter of Bell Lawyers v Pentelow [2019] HCA29.  In an historic decision, the High Court held that the Chorley exception is not part of the common law of Australia. The decision can be found […]

Michelle Castle in the June 2019 Issue of the ARITA Journal

Michelle Castle, Barrister and Nicholas Dayle, Partner of Gillis Delaney, recently had an article published in the ARITA journal in relation to Shareholders’ Rights in a Bankrupt Estate. The article is available to read here: Shareholders’ Rights in a Bankrupt Estate

Michelle Castle Presenting at Rosie Traill’s 6th Annual National Practical Bankruptcy Congress on 3 December 2018

Michelle Castle, a member of 13th Floor, St James Hall, is presenting at Rosie Traill’s 6th Annual National Practical Bankruptcy Congress on 3 December 2018. The topic is s.130 warrants and the use of other compulsive powers to obtain information. Then on 4 December Michelle is one of the leaders, with Peter Harrison and Bob […]

Michelle Castle in the November 2018 Issue of the Law Society Journal

Michelle Castle, a member of 13th Floor St James Hall, has written an article about limitation periods in the recovery of fees from clients, and the converse, a client’s action for recovery of overpaid fees. There are some traps for the unwary. A copy of the article can be found here: Limitation Issues In Solicitor […]

Michelle Castle in the October 2018 Issue of the Law Society Journal

Michelle Castle, a member of 13th Floor St James Hall, has written an article about the commercial jurisdiction of the District Court.  This is a topic which has recently caused significant controversy and confusion. A copy of the article can be found here: Commercial jurisdiction of the District Court: surprising, inconvenient, unfortunate? Oct 2018 LSJ

Michelle Castle in the September 2018 Issue of the Law Society Journal

Michelle Castle, a member of 13th Floor St James Hall has co-authored an article that was published recently in the LSJ. The article, entitled ‘Taking security for legal costs: lessons from Malouf v Constantinou’, looks at the issue of solicitors taking security from their clients for costs.  The recent decision of Parker J in Malouf […]