This was a decision on two applications. The first was bought by Santos Limited seeking orders for further disclosure. The second was bought by Fluor Australia Pty Ltd and Fluor Corporation seeking an order that Santos Limited file and serve further and better particulars of its amended statement of claim. The decision primarily considers whether the application for further disclosure constituted a fishing expedition, whether the respondents had raised a positive case by reason of their defence and whether disclosure would be in the interests of justice.
Jason Mitchenson appeared (led by Michael Stewart QC) for Santos Limited, instructed by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The judgment is available here.