Recent Cases

Bowers v NSW Legal Services Commissioner [2022] NSWCA 34 (11 March 2022) (Basten and Brereton JJA)


Catchwords:


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – decisions of Legal Services Commissioner – judicial review – whether decisions reviewable – whether decisions perverse or legally unreasonable

APPEALS – judicial review – proceeding summarily dismissed – order interlocutory – leave to appeal –grant of leave where judgment effectively a final determination of proceeding – whether reasonable cause of action disclosed

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS – complaints to Legal Services Commissioner about conduct of own lawyers – complaints dismissed – application to review decisions not entertained – scope of Commissioner’s discretion