Commonwealth Numbered Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 No. 50, 2001 - SECT 1241

Rights of innocent partner in relation to fund

(1) Where all persons who have submitted claims pursuant to section 1240 have been fully compensated in accordance with the provisions of this Part for pecuniary loss in relation to a contributing member of a futures organisation, being pecuniary loss as mentioned in subsection 1239(1) suffered in relation to money or other property, any partner of the contributing member who has made payment to a person in compensation for loss suffered by the person in relation to that money or property is taken to be subrogated to the extent of that payment to all the rights and remedies of that person against the fidelity fund of the futures organisation if the board of the futures organisation, having regard to all the circumstances, determines that the partner was in no way a party to the loss and acted honestly and reasonably in the matter. (2) If a partner of a contributing member of a futures organisation feels aggrieved by the determination of a board under subsection (1), the partner may, within 28 days after receipt of notice of the determination, appeal to the Court against the determination by lodging a notice of appeal in the prescribed form. (3) The appellant must, on the day on which the appellant lodges notice of appeal with the Court, lodge a copy of the notice with the futures organisation concerned. (4) The Court must inquire into and decide upon the appeal and, for that purpose, may do all such matters and things, and may do those matters and things in the same manner and to the same extent, as it is empowered to do in the exercise of its ordinary jurisdiction and if the Court is of the opinion having regard to all the circumstances that the appellant was not a party to the defalcation or fraudulent misuse of money or other property from which the pecuniary loss arose and that the appellant acted honestly and reasonably in the matter, it may order that the appellant, to the extent of any payment made by the appellant, be subrogated to the rights and remedies, in relation to the fidelity fund of the futures organisation concerned, of the person to whom the appellant made such a payment.

AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback