Recent Cases

Anderson v Canaccord Genuity Financial Ltd (No 2) [2024] NSWCA 161 (05 July 2024) (Gleeson, Leeming and White JJA)


JUDGMENTS – significance of plaintiff who settles with one defendant and characterises payment as going to costs – meaning and scope of rule against double recovery – significance of plaintiff settling with and releasing a defendant after judgment has been entered – nature of defendants’ liability after entry of judgment

COSTS – gross sum costs order – costs of long and complex trial and appeal – whether materials sufficient to permit making of gross sum costs order – whether costs associated with after-the-event insurance were disbursements or expenses – significance of costs being necessary, reasonable, and brought about by application for security for costs by ultimately unsuccessful respondents – whether and how costs should be discounted for various matters