Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in Liquidation)

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeMcHugh,Gummow,Hayne,Callinan JJ,Kirby J
Judgment Date31 May 2001
Neutral Citation2001-0531 HCA E,[2001] HCA 31
Docket NumberA46/1999
Date31 May 2001
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2 firm's commentaries
  • 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......
3 books & journal articles
  • UNAUTHORISED FIDUCIARY GAINS AND THE CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 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
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 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......
  • Prosecutorial guidelines for voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide: autonomy, public confidence and high quality decision-making.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 36 Nbr. 2, August 2012
    • 1 August 2012
    ...for Prosecutors in respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, above n 13, [44]. (129) Pilmer v Duke Group Ltd (in liq) (2007) 207 CLR 165, 199 (McHugh, Gummow, Hayne and Callinan JJ), quoting Phelan v Middle States Oil Corporation, 220 F 2d 593, 602-3 (Learned Hand J for Learned ......

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