High Court of Australia – Contract – Illegality – Contract to drill bores – Claim by driller against landowner for money due under contract – Drilling without statutory permit – Whether obligation to obtain permit cast on landowner or driller – Whether contract as formed or performed prohibited by statute – Whether contract contrary to public policy.
Dawson, Toohey, Mchugh, Gummow and Kirby Jj
(1997) 71 ALJR 653, (1997) 143 ALR 569, (1997) 189 CLR 215, (1997) 189 CLR 215,  HCA 17
Cited – Patel v Mirza SC 20-Jul-2016
The claimant advanced funds to the respondent for him to invest in a bank of which the claimant had insider knowledge. In fact the defendant did not invest the funds, the knowledge was incorrect. The defendant however did not return the sums . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.676370