D'orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
JudgeGleeson CJ,Gummow,Hayne,Heydon JJ,McHugh J,KIRBY J,Callinan J
Judgment Date10 March 2005
Neutral Citation[2005] HCA 12,2005-0310 HCA A
CourtHigh Court
Docket NumberM61/2003
Date10 March 2005
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7 firm's commentaries
  • Advocate's Immunity from Suit: Goddard Elliott (a firm) v Fritsch [2012] VSC 87
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 12 August 2012
    ...be quelled only with further High Court guidance. Footnotes 1 (1988) 165 CLR 543 2 [1969] 1 AC 191 3 Giannarelli per Mason J at 555 4 (2005) 223 CLR 1 5 Arthur JS Hall & Co v Simons [2002] 1 AC 615 6 The New Zealand Court of Appeal followed the House of Lords in approving the immunity i......
  • The happy coincidence: why your lawyer is (sometimes) immune from suit
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 22 December 2016
    ...High Court decisions (Giannarelli v Wraith (1988) 165 CLR 543; [1988] HCA 52 and D'Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid (2005) 223 CLR 1; [2005] HCA 12). The immunity is only invoked where the work of the advocate "has contributed to the judicial determination of the litigation" (Attwells at ......
  • Expert witnesses no longer immune from suit under UK law: Jones v Kaney
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 10 June 2011
    ...[2007] NSWCA 370 the NSW Court of Appeal followed the reasoning of the High Court majority in D'Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid [2005] HCA 12, which reaffirmed the advocate's immunity in relation to suits for negligence for conduct in court and for work performed outside of court affecti......
  • Will Australian experts remain immune from suit?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 19 May 2011
    ...In Australia, advocates immunity and general witness immunity was reaffirmed by the High Court in D'Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid [2005] HCA 12. The majority of the High Court held that advocates and witness immunity was justified on the basis of public policy considerations and, in pa......
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10 books & journal articles
  • Litigation
    • United Kingdom
    • Construction Law. Volume III - Third Edition
    • 13 April 2020
    ...Steel Pte Ltd v Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte) Ltd [2006] SGCA 35. 1347 D’Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid (2005) 223 CLR 1 at [35]. Finality in litigation is discussed below. 1348 See also Heydon, “Limits to the Powers of Ultimate Appellate Courts” (2006) 122 ......
  • The legal and commercial frameworks
    • United Kingdom
    • Construction Law. Volume I - Third Edition
    • 13 April 2020
    ...been accepted as part of the law of Singapore. 114 105 Parker v he Queen (1963) 111 CLR 610 at 632; D’Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid (2005) 223 CLR 1 at [59]. 106 See also Hayne, “he High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: the continued evolution of legal re......
  • The Australian High Court and Social Facts: A Content Analysis Study
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 40-3, September 2012
    • 1 September 2012
    ...72 Cole v South Tweed Heads Rugby League Football Club (2004) 217 CLR 469, 499 [106] (Kirby J). 73 D'Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid (2005) 223 CLR 1, 117 [374] (Callinan J). 74 Cattanach v Melchior (2003) 215 CLR 1, 126 [347] (Heydon J). 75 See above n 57. On the use of 'social policy' ......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice. The Rhetoric Meets The Reality Part Three
    • 15 June 2010
    ...South Australia (1995), 184 C.L.R. 163 (H.C.A.) .............................................. 174 D’Orta-Ekenaike v. Victoria Legal Aid, [2005] HCA 12, 223 C.L.R. 1 .................... 170– 71 Dallagher, Re, [2002] EWCA Crim 1903 .................................................................
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