Case M141/2013

Stewart and Anor v. Atco Controls Pty Ltd (In Liquidation)

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

25/06/2013 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Warren CJ, Redlich JA & Cavanough AJA)

[2013] VSCA 132


Corporations law – Liquidation – Appellant brought action against secured creditor and receiver claiming equitable lien for remuneration, costs and expenses – Action settled with receiver and sum recovered in litigation – Whether liquidator entitled to priority over secured creditor.

Equity – Equitable lien – Whether unconscientious for secured creditor to assert priority.

Short Particulars


08/11/2013 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

19/11/2013 Notice of appeal

13/12/2013 Written submissions (Appellants)

13/12/2013 Chronology (Appellants)

31/01/2014 Written submissions (Respondent)

14/02/2014 Reply

06/03/2014 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

07/05/2014 Judgment  (Judgment summary)

15/08/2014 Judgment