On 21 September 2010, the Family Court made orders by consent under section 79 of the Family Law Act 1975 that within seven days, Sandini Pty Ltd (Sandini) as trustee of the Ellison Family Trust, do all acts and things and sign all documents necessary to transfer to the wife 2,115,000 Mineral Resources Limited (MIN) shares.
Sandini was not the trustee of the Ellison Family Trust. Sandini was the trustee of the Karratha Rigging Unit Trust (KRUT) and, in that capacity, owned over 35 million MIN shares.
The issue in this case was who would be responsible to ultimately pay tax on the sale/transfer of the shares. [...]