Nelson v Nelson

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
Neutral Citation[1995] HCA 25,1995-1109 HCA B
Date1995
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4 firm's commentaries
  • Construction & Infrastructure News – 5 July 2017
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 6 July 2017
    ...VLR 322, Campbell v DPP (Cth) [1995] VicRp 82; [1995] 2 VR 654, Waugh v Kippen [1986] HCA 12; (1986) 160 CLR 156, Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538 discussed - Re Brunswick NL; Blossomtree Pty Ltd v Brunswick NL (1990) 2 ACSR 625 distinguished - Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 ss 40, ......
  • Residential Focus - 8 November 2017: Part 2
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 10 November 2017
    ...or performance is associated with illegal purposes - Fitzgerald v FJ Leonhardt Pty Ltd (1997) 189 CLR 215 - Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538. EQUITY - equitable remedies - specific performance - whether respondent should be denied an order for specific performance of a contract for sale o......
  • Construction & Infrastructure News - 8 November 2017
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 10 November 2017
    ...or performance is associated with illegal purposes - Fitzgerald v FJ Leonhardt Pty Ltd (1997) 189 CLR 215 - Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538. EQUITY - equitable remedies - specific performance - whether respondent should be denied an order for specific performance of a contract for sale o......
  • Sumption To Think About: A War About Illegality In The Supreme Court
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 30 July 2015
    ...hand, the objections to the Tinsley approach were best expressed by McHugh J in the High Court of Australia in Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538: "The [reliance] rule has no regard to the legal and equitable rights of the parties, the merits of the case, the effect of the transaction in un......
13 books & journal articles
  • Change of position and restitution for wrongs: 'ne'er the twain shall meet'?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 33 Nbr. 1, April 2009
    • 1 April 2009
    ...by its very nature is hard to define, though it is clear from both Tinsley v Milligan [1994] 1 AC 340 and Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538 that it relates to claims which would run seriously counter to public (44) See Andrew Tettenborn, The Law of Restitution in England and Ireland (3rd e......
  • Pleading and proving foreign law in Australia.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 31 Nbr. 2, August 2007
    • 1 August 2007
    ...14 January 2003, IX R 5/00; BFH Urteil, 17 December 2003, IX R 56/03. (281) Cf Martin v Martin (1959) 110 CLR 297; Nelson v Nelson (1995) 184 CLR 538. (282) (2001) 52 NSWLR 492, 523 (Heydon (283) Ibid. (284) Ibid 525 (Heydon JA). (285) Ibid 522. (286) Boele v Norsemeter Holding AS [2002] NS......
  • Contract Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2003, December 2003
    • 1 December 2003
    ...of the House of Lords decision in Tinsley v Milligan[1993] 3 All ER 65, particularly by the High Court of Australia in Nelson v Nelson(1995) 184 CLR 538 (and see generally Phang, ‘Of Illegality and Presumptions — Australian Departures and Possible Approaches’(1996) 11 Journal of Contract La......
  • REFORMING ILLEGALITY IN PRIVATE LAW
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2009, December 2009
    • 1 December 2009
    ...2 KB 716, and the dicta of Kerr LJ in Phoenix General Insurance Co of Greece SA v Halvanon Insurance Co Ltd[1988] QB 216. 165 (1995) 184 CLR 538. 166 A Phang, “Of Illegality and Presumptions — Australian Departures and Possible Approaches”(1996) 11 JCL 53 at 72—73. 167 Law Commission of Eng......
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