Ashley Crossland

Ashley Crossland



(02) 8915 2420

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law


Commercial Litigation and Advice

Common Law Claims

Construction Law (Including Strata Disputes)

Consumer and Competition claims

Equity (Including Probate and Family Provision)


Professional Negligence & Insurance Law


Workplace Law

Liability is limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Ashley Crossland appears regularly in the Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW Court of Appeal and the Federal Court (including the Full Court). He also appears frequently before Queensland Courts and NSW and Commonwealth Tribunals. His practice covers all types of commercial, equity and common law matters, including administrative law.

Before coming to the Bar, Ashley worked as a journalist at the Australian Financial Review. He holds an BA(Hons)/LLB from the University of New South Wales and an LLM from the University of Cape Town.

Selection of Judgments on Superior Court Appearances

McCredie v Batson [2020] NSWSC 1913 (Deceased Estate)

Re Estate of Badstuebner [2020] QSC 144 (Probate)

Rogers v Rogers [2020] NSWSC 392 (Equity, Real Property)

Cowap v Cowap [2020] NSWCA 19 (Appeal, Family Provision)

Fitzgerald v Cooper [2020] NSWSC 451 (Procedure)

Stojanovski v Stojanovski [2019] NSWSC 1713 (Equity, Real Property, Family Provision)

Dylan Mann and Co. Pty Limited v Tiejag Pty Limited [2018] NSWSC 1334 (Sale of Business, Misleading or Deceptive Conduct)

Camden Nurseries Pty Limited v Aussie Growers (No.2) [2018] NSWSC 118 (Gross sum costs application)

McKay v Department of Family & Community Services [2018] NSWSC 44 (Appeal, Public Sector Employment – Disciplinary)

Camden Nurseries Pty Limited v Aussie Growers (Aust) Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 1770 (Property, Mortgages)

Yee v Yee [2017] NSWCA 305 (Appeal, Family Provision)

ACN 151 368 124 v Pro Pac Packaging Pty Limited (Aust) Pty Limited [2017] NSWSC 913 (Commercial Law, Contract, Trade Practices)

Council of the City of Sydney v Imaeda [2017] NSWLEC 19 (Land and Environment Court – Part 5 Prosecution)

Golden v V’Landys and Anor [2016] NSWCA 300 (Appeal, Administrative Law (Judicial Review))

Yee v Yee and Anor [2016] NSWSC 360 (Family Provision)

Mouti v Nguyen [2015] NSWCA 93 (Appeal, Commercial Law)

Robinson v Kenny [2014] FCA 988 (Trade Practices)

Quikfund (Australia) Pty Limited v Airmark Consolidators Pty Limited [2014] FCAFC 70 (Appeal, Trade Practices)

Sienkiewicz (As Trustee for the Sienkiewicz Superannuation Fund) v Salisbury Group Pty Limited [2013] FCA 977 (Insurance, Joinder)

Connections Total Fitness for the Family Pty Limited v Selkirk Pastoral Co Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 184 (Sale of Business, Contract)

CI JI Family Pty Limited v National Australian Nappies (NAN) Pty Limited [2014] FCA 79 (Trade Practices, Passing Off)

Technology Leasing Limited v Colan Bros Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC 751 (Trade Practices)

Enterprise Finance Solutions Pty Ltd v Austec Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 491 (Trade Practices)

Technology Leasing Pty Limited v Lenmar Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 709 (Trade Practices)

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Moussa [2013] NSWSC 131 (Mortgages, Restitution)

TF Industrial Pty Ltd v Career Tech Pty Ltd & Anor [2011] NSWSC 1303 (Equity, Confidential Information)

Kennedy v Sajn [2011] NSWCA 359 (Appeal)

Chand v RailCorp (No.2) [2011] NSWCA 80 (Appeal)

Johnson v Smith [2010] NSWCA 306 (Equity, Appeal)

Champion Truck Bodies Pty Limited v Capital Finance Australia Limited [2010] FCA 332 (Trade Practices, Transfer of Proceedings)

TMAC Pty Ltd trading as Northstar Property Services v Thomas Ford Trading Pty Ltd trading as Fresh Telecoms [2010] FCA 445 (Class Actions)

Solitaire Pty Ltd v Quikfund (Australia) Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 1384 (Trade Practices, Transfer of Proceedings)

Saggers v Yaghoubpour & Anor [2009] NSWSC 983 (Costs, Appeal)

Bank of China Limited v CGS (Group) Pty Limited [2009] NSWSC 397 (Banking, Debt)

James v Barker [2009] NSWSC 725 (Equity, Property)

Midas Management Pty Ltd v Equator Communications Pty Ltd (No.2) [2009] NSWSC 1034 (Contract, Agency)

Perpetual Trustees Victoria v Longobardi [2009] NSWSC 654 (Possession, Contracts Review Act)

Wang v Council of the Law Society of New South Wales (2009) 73 NSWLR 226 (Fidelity Fund, Legal Profession Act)

Woodland Home Products Pty Ltd v Alliance Recruitment Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 1113 (Statutory Demand)

AM Retail Solutions Pty Ltd v Hainsbury Pty Ltd [2008] NSWSC 926 (Insolvency)

Henskens v Smith [2008] NSWSC 544 (Appeal to Supreme Court)

King Mortgages v Nader [2008] NSWSC 108 (Mortgage, Possession)

McGilvray v Hupfau [2008] NSWSC 1388 (Equity, Proprietary Estoppel)

Australian Liquor Marketers Pty Ltd v Solowave Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 501 (Insolvency)

Condor Asset Management Ltd v Primestone Developments Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 708 (Contract, Appeal)

Diab v McDonald (No.2) [2007] FCA 616 (Bankruptcy)

Jamie Darren Lonsdale & Anor v Gilbert & (2) Ors [2007] NSWLEC 36 (Civil Contempt)

Midas v Equator [2007] NSWSC 759 (Appeal to Supreme Court, Contract, Agency)

J and T Lonsdale v P Gilbert & Ors [2006] NSWLEC 30 (Environmental)

King Mortgages v Satchithanantham; Cash King v Satchithanantham [2006] NSWSC 1303 (Mortgage, Equity)

Coulter v Rampling [2005] NSWSC 1147 (Construction, Trade Practices)

Lopwell Pty Limited v Clarke and Ors [2009] NSWCA 165 (Appeal, Equity)

Clarke v Lopwell Pty Limited [2008] NSWSC 797 (Equity)

Albarran v Members of the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board [2007] HCA 23 (Constitutional Law)

Sorbello & Donnelly v Whan [2007] NSWSC 951 (Construction Law)

Gray v The Minister for Planning and Ors [2006] NSWLEC 720 (Environmental, Administrative Law)

Khoury & Anor v Hiar & Anor [2006] NSWCA 47 (Administrative Law)

Redeemer Baptist School Limited v Glossop & 4 Ors [2006] NSWSC 582 (Tort)

Soh v Commonwealth of Australia [2006] FCA 575 (Migration, Tort)

Tyler v Thomas [2006] FCAFC 6 (Bankruptcy)

FPM Constructions Pty Ltd & Anor v The Council of the City of Blue Mountains [2005] NSWCA 147 (Construction Law, Contract)

Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales Inc v The Minister Administering the Water Management Act 2000 [2005] NSWCA 9 (Environmental, Administrative Law)

Scott Carver Pty Ltd v SAS Trustee Corporation (formerly State Authorities Superannuation Board) & Ors [2005] NSWCA 462 (Construction Law, Tort)

Turner v Windever & Anor [2005] NSWCA 73 (Equity and contract)

Nigro v Parisi [2004] NSWSC 1177 (Equity)

Selection of recent Superior Court proceedings resolved before trial

Owners of Strata Plan 82638 v Villa World Developments Pty Limited, Federal Court Proceedings No. 2001 of 2013 (Strata Plan Dispute, Construction, Trade Practices, Negligence)

Verner v Giannaros and Anor, Supreme Court Proceedings No. 247204 of 2015 (Equity, Constructive Trust, Resulting Trust)

Ormanci v Fahri (Estate of Atsa), Supreme Court Proceedings No. 88079 of 2015 (Fiduciary Duties, Estate Litigation)

Selection of judgments in tribunals and Federal Circuit Court

McKay v Department of Family and Community Services [2017] NSWIRComm 1028 (Public Sector Employment – Disciplinary)

Durham v Adjudication Registrar [2016] QCAT 535 (Administrative Law)

James v Tracz [2013] NSWADT 161 (Sexual Harassment)

Cogswell v Calvery [2010] FMCAfam 172 (Family Law)

SZIFJ v Minister for Immigration [2008] FMCA 1170 (Migration)

SZMMP v Minister for Immigration [2008] FMCA 1509 (Migration)



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