Dr Elisabeth Peden SCBarrister
Elisabeth has a general practice with particular specialty in commercial and contract law.
She appears in all courts and tribunals, including NSW Court of Appeal and High Court. Elisabeth has acted for individuals, small companies, large companies and governments, providing efficient and effective advice and legal representation in litigation. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.
See below for a list of recent cases.
General Equity & Commercial
Hardi Australia Pty Ltd v Good; Greenshades Pastoral Co Pty Ltd v Hardi Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 730
Darzi Holdings Pty Ltd v Nolde Pty Ltd  NSWSC 335 (lease; formation of contract).
Lawrence v Sammut  NSWSC 464 (Home Building Act; construction of contract).
Puddick v Dyamond Developments Pty Ltd  NSWSC 431(freezing orders; misapplication of funds; tracing).
Rose v Tunstall  NSWCA 241 (unincorporated association).
Curran v Almond Investors Land Pty Ltd  VCC 722 (proper construction of lease and option agreement; mistaken payments of money).
Dunphy v Russell  NSWSC 721 (oral agreement; provision of funds towards purchase of property; trust).
Benjamin Nichols & BNE Pty Limited v NFS Agribusiness Pty Limited  NSWCA 84 (costs after no dispute).
Campaigntrack Victoria Pty Ltd v Gary William Gannon &  QCAT 272 (procedure; notice to produce dispute).
Hillam v JPSF Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1510
Lee v Kwak  NSWDC 202 (joint venture; loan agreement).
WIN Corporation Pty Limited v Nine Network Australia Pty Limited  NSWSC 205;  NSWSC 153;  NSWSC 523;  NSWCA 36 (with Hutley SC) (contract dispute).
In the matter of Scahill & Co Pty Limited  NSWSC 566;  NSWSC 712 (contract dispute, statutory demand).
McKeith v Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC  NSWCA 36; McKeith v Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC; Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC v James (No 2)  NSWCA 260 (with Sheehan SC) (employment and contract dispute).
International Petroleum Investment Company v Independent Public Business Corporation of Papua New Guinea  NSWCA 363 (with Moore SC) (joint venture).
Russo v Desiatnik  NSWCA 291 (contract dispute).
Campbell v Crane  NSWCA 43 (with Sirtes SC) (easements).
Steele v Marshan  NSWCA 141; Steele v Marshan  HCASP 198 (contract dispute, solicitor retainer) Baker v Paul  NSWSC 392; 83 NSWLR 364; Baker v Paul (No 3)  NSWSC 1174 (contract dispute and contempt).
Ryde City Council v Pedras  NSWCCA 248.
EB 9 & 10 Pty Ltd v Owners SP934  NSWSC 464 (strata; entitlement of lot owner to access to lot).
Owners Corporation of Strata Plan 71623 v Waldorf Apartments Hotel, the Entrance Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1658 The Owners – Strata Plan 74602 v Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd; Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan 74602  NSWSC 1981 (with Corsaro SC).
The Owners SP 78102 v The Owners – SP 78101  NSWSC 973 (with Sirtes SC).
Waldorf Apartment Hotel v Owners Corporation SP 71623  NSWSC 882; Waldorf Apartment Hotel, The Entrance Pty Ltd v Owners Corp SP 71623  NSWCA 226 (with Sirtes SC).
Parratt by his tutor Parratt v AME Properties Pty Ltd trading as St George Private Hospital  NSWSC 798 (with Higgs SC).
Waller v James  NSWCA 232 (with Higgs SC).
Wallace v Kam (2013) 250 CLR 375 (with Higgs SC).
Almario v Varipatis  NSWSC 1557; Varipatis v Almario  NSWCA 76; Almario v Varipatis  HCATrans 193 (with Higgs SC).
ACCC v Ultratune Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 12;  FCAFC 164 (led by Sharpe SC)
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v ACN 117 372 915 Pty Ltd (in liq)  FCA 368 (with M Green) (unconscionability).
Wenkart v Pantzer  FCAFC 162 (bankruptcy dispute).
Gooley v Senior Constable Chad Stewart  NSWSC 1738
Roads and Maritime Services v Addario  NSWCA 412.
Land & Environment Court
Environment Protection Authority v Mistring Pty Ltd  NSWLEC 9.
Elisabeth regularly appears in arbitrations. Visit https://arbitrationcounsel.asia for more information.