Andrew Ogborne


Called to the Bar: 1 February 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Equity
  • Estate / probate & wills
  • Insolvency
  • Trusts
  • Real property

Selected Decisions:

In the matter of Civil & Civic Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Citation: [2015] NSWSC 770
Description: This case involved a claim for the rectification of the share register of a company under s.175 of the Corporations Act 2001 in circumstances where it was contended that the defendant held half of the company’s shares on trust for the plaintiff under a “gentleman’s agreement”.

Eberstaller v Poulos

Citation: [2014] NSWCA 211
Description: This appeal was heard to determine whether an appeal from proceedings in the Supreme Court to enforce the settlement of a matrimonial cause embodied in consent orders of the Family Court lay to the Court of Appeal or the Full Court of the Family Court under the Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987

State of New South Wales v Loh Min Choo

Citation: [2012] NSWCA 275
Description: This appeal decided the limitation periods applicable to claims against the Property Services Compensation Fund established under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act 2002 as they applied to the failure of a real estate agent to account for funds entrusted to it by the vendors of the sale of property.

Lescap Group Pty Ltd v Pacific Resort Holding Pty Ltd

Citation: [2012] NSWSC 580
Description: This case determined that the purchaser of a hotel was not entitled to rescind the $18,000,000 sale contract for breaches of warranties by the vendor and involved the construction of the sale contract, claims based on election and estoppel and deciding the entitlement of the vendor to damages.

Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Global Gaming Supplies Pty Ltd

Citation: [2009] FCA 1495; [2012] FCAFC 34; [2013] HCA 21
Description: This extensive case involved defending a claim of large scale counterfeiting involving copyright infringement in gaming machine parts and components sold worldwide. The proceeding involved issues of copyright, joint liability, conversion, trade mark, trade practices and damages. The damages awarded at first instance were overturned on appeal (Allam v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 34) and special leave to appeal to the High Court was refused (Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Global Gaming Supplies Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 21).

About Me

Andrew Ogborne graduated from the University of Sydney (LLB in 1987; BA in 1986) was a resident of St Paul’s College (1983-5) and school captain of Knox Grammar School (1982). Andrew was a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron (1988-92) before being called to the bar. He composes classical music and plays a number of instruments, receiving music scholarships to Knox Grammar School and St Paul’s College. Andrew was awarded a blue in American football by Sydney University in 1986 and has coached the Sydney University, New South Wales and Australian national American football teams.