Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in Liquidation)

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
JudgeMcHugh,Gummow,Hayne,Callinan JJ,Kirby J
Judgment Date31 May 2001
Neutral Citation2001-0531 HCA E,[2001] HCA 31
CourtHigh Court
Docket NumberA46/1999
Date31 May 2001
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4 firm's commentaries
  • Stronger Super: a new dawn for trustee governance
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 25 July 2013
    ...3 Commonwealth of Australia, Stronger Super, 30 June 2010, 23. 4 Corporations Act, s 180(1)(a). 5 Pilmer v The Duke Group Ltd (in liq) (2001) 207 CLR 165, at 178-179 per McHugh, Gummow, Hayne & Callinan JJ. 6 See for example Bell Group Ltd (in liq) v Westpac Banking Corp (No 9) (2008) 2......
  • Employees ' Damages for breach of contractual and fiduciary obligations
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 24 August 2021
    ...of conflict, between the personal interest of the fiduciary and those to whom the duty is owed: Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in liq) [2001] HCA 31; (2001) 207 CLR 165 at 199; see also Coope v LCM Litigation Fund Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 37 at The Employees admitted that the terms of their employmen......
  • Employees ' Damages for breach of contractual and fiduciary obligations
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 24 August 2021
    ...of conflict, between the personal interest of the fiduciary and those to whom the duty is owed: Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in liq) [2001] HCA 31; (2001) 207 CLR 165 at 199; see also Coope v LCM Litigation Fund Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 37 at The Employees admitted that the terms of their employmen......
  • The U.K. Supreme Court Revisits Equitable Compensation In Commercial Transactions
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • 3 December 2014
    ...Canson has also been followed in most other Commonwealth jurisdictions including in the Australian High Court (Pilmer v. Duke Group Ltd, [2001] HCA 31), the New Zealand Supreme Court (Premium Real Estate Ltd. v. Stevens, [2009] NZSC 15), and the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal (Akai Holding......
6 books & journal articles
  • UNAUTHORISED FIDUCIARY GAINS AND THE CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2016, December 2016
    • 1 December 2016
    ...authorities are generally hostile towards prescriptive fiduciary duties: see Breen v Williams(1996) 186 CLR 71; Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd(2001) 207 CLR 165; and P&V Industries Pty Ltd v Porto[2006] VSC 131. Although the recent English case of Item Software (UK) Ltd v Fassihi[2004] BCC 994 app......
  • Credit Advisers, Consumer Credit and Equitable Fiduciary Obligations
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Federal Law Review No. 47-1, March 2019
    • 1 March 2019
    ...(Gummow J): ‘[t]he fiduciary is obliged not to enter uponconflicting obligations to several parties’; Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in liq) (2001) 207 CLR 165, 199[78] (McHugh, Gummow, Hayne and Callinan JJ). See also Maguire v Makaronis (1997) 188 CLR 449,461 (Brennan CJ, Gaudron, McHugh and Gu......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • 18 November 2023
    ...704 Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (In Liq) (2001), 207 CLR 165 (HCA) ....................... 655 Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (In liq), [2001] HCA 31 .....................................661, 667 Pinto Ventures Ltd v Soost, 2017 ABCA 25 .........................................................68 Pione......
  • Equitable Compensation
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies - Third edition
    • 18 November 2023
    ...of the Federal Court of Australia in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Smith (1991), 102 ALR 453 (FCA); Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (In liq) , [2001] HCA 31 at para 152, Kirby J [ Pilmer ]; Hill v Rose , [1990] VR 129 (SC); Agricultural Land Management Ltd v Jackson (No 2) , [2014] WASC 102 at p......
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