Full Court Minute Books

Case S136/2016

Simic & Ors v. NSW Land and Housing Corporation & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

18/12/2015 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Bathurst CJ, Ward JA, Emmett AJA)

[2015] NSWCA 413


Contract – Letters of credit – Whether a misdescription of the beneficiary of a bank guarantee entitled the bank to refuse to pay out the credit – Whether regard could be had to the underlying contract to confirm the correct description of the beneficiary – Autonomy principle – Principle of strict compliance.

Short Particulars


05/05/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

19/05/2016 Notice of appeal

09/06/2016 Written submissions (Appellants)

09/06/2016 Chronology (Appellants)

28/06/2016 Written submissions (Second Respondent)

30/06/2016 Written submissions (FIrst Respondent)

14/07/2016 Reply

20/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

07/12/2016 Judgment (Judgment Summary)