Full Court Minute Books

Case S216/2010

Shoalhaven City Council  v. Firedam Civil Engineering Pty Limited

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

19/04/2010 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal)(Beazley JA, Campbell JA, Macfarlan JA)

[2010] NSWCA 59


Contracts — Building, engineering and related contracts — Settlement of disputes — Expert determination — Where express contractual obligation to give reasons in expert determination — Nature and extent of contractual obligation to give reasons — Whether expert determination contained inconsistency in reasons — Whether inconsistency in reasons means expert did not give reasons for determination as a whole — Whether inconsistency in reasons means contractual obligation not fulfilled and determination not binding on parties.

Short Particulars


03/09/2010 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

23/09/2010 Notice of appeal

20/12/2010 Written submissions (Appellant)

20/12/2010 Chronology

22/12/2011 Submitting appearance (Respondent)

03/02/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

04/02/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

05/10/2011 Judgment  (Judgment summary)