Giles Stapleton

Giles Stapleton


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Practices in all Australian State, Federal and Family Courts, Administrative Tribunals, Commissions and Inquiries

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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons)

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
    • Commercial Law - General
    • Corporate
    • Equity
    • Property
  • Family Law
    • Family Law

Proven ability to achieve success for clients with insightful legal advice, courtroom advocacy and negotiation skills

Recent Litigation

  • Successful defence of indemnity costs order based on rejected Calderbank Offerand other costs issues:  Hopkins v Quinn (No2) [2017] NSWLEC 76
  • Successful sequestration order application defeating claim that debt sued upon was a penalty: Dairy Farmers Pty Ltd v Issa & Anor [2017] FCCA 1238
  • Defence of a claim for debt and restitution based on mistake of fact and law: Poon v Poon [2017] NSWDC, Dicker DCJ Unreported
  • Successful application to extend operation of caveat until further order over farming interests in South Australia based on interest in land arising from proprietary estoppel: Burke Reschke v Trevor Reschke Nominees Pty Ltd [2017] SASC Unreported, Judge Bochner, delivered 11 May 2017
  • Successful defence of application to set-aside binding financial agreement: Kapsalis & Kapsalis [2017] FamCA 89, Rees J
  • Successful application for possession of property in Potts Point, Sydney: RMB Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Gym & Tonic Healthclubs Pty Ltd: NSW Supreme Court [2016] NSWSC, Fagan J
  • Defence of claim for breaches of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979: Hopkins v Quinn [2016] NSWLEC 163, Moore J
  • Acting for respondent in de facto relationship property proceedings: Askew v Bryant [2016] FCCA 2598, Judge Dunkley
  • Successful application to prevent family law case being run in the NSW Supreme Court: Agarwal v Bagga [2016] NSWSC 1402, McDougall J
  • Successful dismissal of an appeal from NSW Local Court to NSW Supreme Court: McGrath v Rebuild Now Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 636, Button J and McGrath v Rebuild Now Pty Ltd (No.2) [2016] NSWSC 838, Button J
  • Appearing unled for respondent to an appeal of a Federal Court decision to quash the Immigration Minister’s decision to cancel a visa on character grounds: Minister for Immigration & Border Protection v Le [2016] FCAFC 120