Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood

Contact Details

  • Called to the Bar

    2001

  • Christopher is co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney, 2008)

    Christopher has also authored several other publications:

    • Liability of directors as joint tortfeasors in intellectual property matters (2010) 21 AIPJ 164
    • Bankruptcy Notices and Imperfect Debts (2005) 13 Insolv LJ 173
    • Defects in affidavits supporting statutory demands (2001) 1 (9) INBSLB 169
    • Patents in Computer Software – Commercially Useful is Not Enough (1999) 9 AIPJ 134
    • Understanding the technology legislation onslaught (1999) 39 Computers & Law Journal 21
    • ACCC v Internic Technologies: Class Actions and the Internet (1998) 21 UNSWLJ 632
    • Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson);
    • Laws of Australia” (contributing author, subscription service, Thomson)

  • Areas of Practice

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Technology Sydney

  • Professional experience

    Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher was a solicitor at Minter Ellison

  • Membership

    Member, Society for Computers and the Law

  • Selected Cases

    Mega-Top Cargo Pty Ltd v Moneytech Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 402 – construction of contract providing for liability for GST

    Hudson v Sigalla [2015] FCAFC 140; (2015) 235 FCR 122; [2016] ALMD 1807; (2015) 149 ALD 239 – requirement for leave under the Bankruptcy Act

    Re Bluenergy Group Limited; Ball v Rathner (2015) 300 FLR 155; (2015) 107 ACSR 373; [2015] NSWSC 977 – deed of company arrangement binding secured creditors

    Re appln Sonya Sarkis [2015] NSWSC 1369 – judicial advice for a trustee

    Carmen Ho v Lorenz Derek Austin Ebert [2015] NSWSC 1468 – caveat

    Macquarie Bank Limited v The Two Eagles Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 367 – judicial advice for a liquidator

    Barescape Pty Ltd v Bacchus Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 6) [2012] NSWSC 257 – partners’ fiduciary duties

    NAB v Dionys [2016] NSWCA 242 – authorisation, ratification and incorporation of contract terms

    Fenato v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2010) 78 NSWLR 20; (2010) 78 ATR 893 – procedure and pleading

    NA Retail Solutions v St George Bank Ltd (2010) 267 ALR 599 – injunction against a bank

    Dhami v Martin (2010) 241 FLR 165; (2010) 79 ACSR 121 – Directors’ meetings

    Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2010) 263 ALR 155; 83 IPR 582; [2010] AIPC 92-371; [2010] ATPR (Digest) 46-276; [2010] FCA 29 – music copyright infringement

    Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 179 FCR 169; (2009) 81 IPR 584 – subsistence of copyright

    Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 261 ALR 408; [2009] NSWCA 355 – patents and contract

    Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 81 IPR 602; [2009] NSWSC 546 – patents and contract

    Williams v Calivil Park Holstein Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 389; (2009) 27 ACLC 704 – winding up

    Beattie v Osman (No 4) (2009) 73 ACSR 220; [2009] NSWSC 834 – removal of administrators

    Smith v Peter & Diana Hubbard Pty Ltd [2006] NSWCA 109 – contract formation

    Re Gympie Gold Ltd (2006) 56 ACSR 690; [2006] NSWSC 97 – extending a convening period

    Re Jay-O-Bees; Russeau v Jay-O-Bees (2004) 50 ACSR 565; [2004] NSWSC 818 – proof of debt

    Tradition Australia Pty Ltd v Gunson (2006) 152 IR 395; [2006] NSWSC 298 – injunctions against employees

    Khamo v XL Cleaning Services Pty Ltd (2004) 51 ACSR 397; [2004] NSWSC 1134 (barrett J as his Honour then was)

    Page v McKensey [2004] NSWCA 437 – finality of proceedings

    Karl Suleman Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liq) v Babanour (2004) 49 ACSR 612; (2004) 22 ACLC 931; [2004] NSWCA 214 – pleadings

    Indian Taj v Gilany [2004] NSWSC 1193; [2005] ANZConvR 309 – retail leases

    ARC Enterprises NSW v Brown (2004) 52 ACSR 99; [2004] NSWSC 1214 – injunction against liquidator

    Torpedoes Sportswear Pty Ltd v Thorpedo Enterprises Pty Ltd (2003) 132 FCR 326; (2003) 204 ALR 90; (2003) 59 IPR 318; (2003) AIPC 91-919; [2003] FCA 901 – trade mark

    Panel Tech Industries (Aust) v Australian Skyreach Equipment (2003) 200 ALR 321 – statutory demand

    Scope Data Systems v BDO Nelson Parkhill (2003) 199 ALR 56 – statutory demand

    ASIC v Karl Suleman Enterprises (2003) 117 FLR 147; (2003) 45 ACSR 401; (2003) 21 ACLC 1180

    Presentations

    Re: Invion Ltd v SGB Jones Pty Ltd & Ors [2014] QSC 97 concerned the analysis of a case concerning breach of fiduciary duties by a director, which had important application in the context of director remuneration. It Involved discussion of the inherent conflict of interest when directors decide their own remuneration.

    Re: Kisimul Holdings Pty Ltd v Clear Position Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 262; involved the analysis of defects in the affidavit supporting the statutory demand. The Court of Appeal clarified the test to be applied when considering defects in the affidavit, and emphasised the importance of deposing to the absence of any genuine dispute.

  • Publications Available for Download

  • 2/03/2016
  • 2/01/2014
  • 13/03/2008
  • 13/03/2008
  • 1/02/2008
  • 1/01/2001