Lee Corbett

Barrister

Called to the Bar: 15 April 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Equity
  • Insolvency

Selected Decisions:

Metricon Homes Pty Ltd v Carbone

Citation: Not available – NSWDC
Description: Lee appeared for the Plaintiff in a successful action to recover option fees paid in relation to 30 put and call option agreements that were rescinded for failure to register a plan of subdivision.


Bellevarde Constructions Pty Ltd v Cosmas Pty Ltd

Citation: (settled)
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel for a builder in Supreme Court proceedings to recover the cost of variations directed by the principal.


Duffy Kennedy Pty Ltd v Lainson Holdings Pty Ltd

Citation: (expert determination)
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel for the principal in a construction dispute involving questions of good faith exercise of contractual powers of termination by the principal, whether acts of prevention excused substantial breaches of contract by the builder, damages and loss of profits.


Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd v Ku-Ring-Gai Council

Citation: (arbitration)
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel for a builder in a claim for extensions of time and variations, involving detailed expert evidence in relation to programming and qualifying causes of delay.


Neave v Colonial Mutual Life Insurance Society

Citation: (settled)
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel for the insurer in a Supreme Court action by the insured to recover under an income protection policy.


Loumbos v Ward; Ward v Loumbos

Citation: [2016] NSWSC 885; [2017] NSWCA 35
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel for the defendant in a Supreme Court suit to set aside a deed poll making a gift of money on the basis of unilateral mistake, unconscionability or a catching bargain.


Rambaldi v Mullins (No 2)

Citation: [2016] FCA 977
Description: Lee appeared as junior counsel in Federal Court proceedings by trustees in bankruptcy to recover money alleged to be trust property – ultimately settled out of court at mediation following appeal of first instance judgment.


Pipe & Dirt Contractors v Planet Plumbing Group Pty Ltd

Citation: (settled)
Description: Lee appeared asappeared for the head contractor in a payment dispute in the District Court.


About Me

B.Ec. (Soc. Sci.) (Hons 1) – USYD, 2003
Ph.D. – UNSW, 2007
Dip. Law – LPAB, 2011