Rippon v Chilcotin [2001] NSWCA 142

ON 13 JULY 2001, the NSW Court of Appeal delivered Rippon v Chilcotin [2001] NSWCA 142 (13 July 2001).

The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by a firm of accountants against the NSW District Court’s decision to refuse to stay and dismiss proceedings brought by a purchaser of a business who had been unsuccessful in earlier proceedings against the vendor.

The Court of Appeal set aside the District Court’s decision and dismissed the purchaser’s proceedings on the grounds that they were an abuse of process.

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