Mansfield v. The Queen and Anor
Lower Court Judgment
16/06/2011 Supreme Court of Western Australia (Court of Appeal) (McLure P, Buss JA, Murray AJA)
Corporations law — Insider trading — Inside information — Applicants prosecuted on indictment alleging offences contrary to Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ("Act"), s 1043A and (former) s 1002G — Trial judge held inside information "must, in general circumstances, be a factual reality" and directed verdicts of acquittal on all but four counts against Mansfield — Whether "information", for purpose of offence in (former) s 1002G and s 1043A of Act, as defined in (former) s 1002G and s 1042A of Act, required to be truthful, a factual reality or based on reasonable grounds — Whether element of offence of insider trading that inside information possessed by accused corresponds with information possessed by entity entitled to have or use it.
Words and Phrases — “information”.
09/12/2011 Hearing (SLA, Canberra by V/link to Perth)
23/12/2011 Notice of appeal
06/01/2012 Chronology (Appellant)
17/01/2012 Written submissions (Appellant)
27/01/2012 Written submissions (First Respondent)
09/05/2012 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)