In this proceeding, the Applicant claimed damages in excess of AUD 140 million against his former accountants, alleging that their negligence caused the collapse of a financial services business. Previous versions of the pleading had been struck out. The version of the statement of claim before the court was the sixth iteration.
Justice Martin struck out the statement of claim on the basis that it did not comply with the requirements of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999.
Matthew Jones appeared for the applicants/first and second defendants, instructed by Hall & Wilcox.
The judgment is published here.