NSWCA

Garslev Holdings Pty Ltd v Overdean Developments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 259 (30 October 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: EQUITY – fiduciary duties – whether fiduciary relationship overlay contractual relationship between the principal and attorneys – duty of attorneys not to act in conflict with interests of their principal not inconsistent with contractual terms EQUITY – fiduciary duties – breach by attorneys – which breaches were part of a dishonest and fraudulent design […]

Garslev Holdings Pty Ltd v Overdean Developments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 259 (30 October 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Croc’s Franchising Pty Ltd v Alamdo Holdings Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 256 (27 October 2023) (Payne and Stern JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: LEASES AND TENANCIES – retail lease –executed agreement for lease and lease for period of 10 years – whether lessor entitled to terminate lease – whether termination prohibited by COVID-19 pandemic regulation – whether lessor elected to waive certain grounds for terminating lease – where lease not registered – whether parties bound by contractual

Croc’s Franchising Pty Ltd v Alamdo Holdings Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 256 (27 October 2023) (Payne and Stern JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

The Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of NSW v “A” (a pseudonym) [2023] NSWCA 258 (27 October 2023) (Ward P, Payne and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: LEGAL PRACTITIONERS – solicitors – personal misconduct – criminal convictions – misconduct involving aggravated sexual abuse – whether the practitioner not “a fit and proper person” to remain on the roll – whether the practitioner “likely to be unfit for the indefinite future” – orders not opposed

The Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of NSW v “A” (a pseudonym) [2023] NSWCA 258 (27 October 2023) (Ward P, Payne and Stern JJA) Read More »

Farriss v Axford [2023] NSWCA 255 (26 October 2023) (Meagher and Mitchelmore JJA, Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: NEGLIGENCE — Breach — Where first appellant injured hand in electric anchoring mechanism of boat — Whether owners of boat failed to take reasonable precautions such as installation of chain stripper and extension of spurling pipe — Whether warning needed to be given about use of anchor mechanism NEGLIGENCE — Causation — Failure to

Farriss v Axford [2023] NSWCA 255 (26 October 2023) (Meagher and Mitchelmore JJA, Simpson AJA) Read More »

Eco-Pact Pty Ltd v Law Society of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 257 (26 October 2023) (Adamson JA)

Catchwords: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE — security for costs — application for review of Registrar’s decision ordering security for costs of appeal — stultification of proceedings — whether review application should be adjourned — whether prospects of success arguable — undertaking offered by alter ego of appellant company currently in custody for drug-related offences — whether

Eco-Pact Pty Ltd v Law Society of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 257 (26 October 2023) (Adamson JA) Read More »

Nguyen v Rickhuss [2023] NSWCA 249 (26 October 2023) (Ward P, Leeming JA and Basten AJA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – representative proceedings – claims based on breast augmentation surgery performed by defendant/appellant medical practitioners – whether litigation should continue to proceed as representative proceedings – whether claims in statement of claim gave rise to substantial common questions of law and fact – whether representative plaintiffs’ and group members’ claims “common” or

Nguyen v Rickhuss [2023] NSWCA 249 (26 October 2023) (Ward P, Leeming JA and Basten AJA) Read More »

Jaken Properties Australia Pty Ltd v Naaman (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 254 (26 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Kirk JJA)

Catchwords: PROCEDURE – parties directed to supply submissions as to appropriate orders after interlocutory appeal determined – one party seeks special leave – whether orders should be made at all – other party seeks interlocutory relief – such relief should be sought in the Equity Division – whether all of numerous questions asked by judge

Jaken Properties Australia Pty Ltd v Naaman (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 254 (26 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Kirk JJA) Read More »

Chandrasekaran v Western Sydney Local Health District (No 4) [2023] NSWCA 253 (25 October 2023) (White JA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – Subpoenas – Notices to produce – Where applicant seeks leave to issue subpoenas and notices to produce to respondents requiring production of certain emails and related metadata – Where applicant seeks such leave to identify third parties alleged to have hacked into applicant’s email accounts – Where previous applications for leave

Chandrasekaran v Western Sydney Local Health District (No 4) [2023] NSWCA 253 (25 October 2023) (White JA) Read More »

Nadeem v Bindaree Food Group Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 250 (23 October 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA)

Catchwords: LEAVE TO APPEAL — appeal against order for security for costs — discretionary matter of practice and procedure at interlocutory level — whether discretion miscarried — whether substantial risk of injustice to applicant if the Court were not to intervene — hearing of appeal directed by Chief Justice pursuant to s 46A(2) of Supreme

Nadeem v Bindaree Food Group Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 250 (23 October 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA) Read More »

Granville Hotel Operations Pty Ltd v Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority [2023] NSWCA 248 (20 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Kirk JA and Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Statutory construction – Relevant considerations – Gaming Machines Act 2001 (NSW) ss 39-40 – Application for reduction of mandatory shutdown period – Whether Authority misconstrued Ministerial Guideline – Whether the term “venues” in the Ministerial Guideline encompassed the singular – Whether Authority was wrong to reject application STATUTORY INTERPRETATION — Interpretation

Granville Hotel Operations Pty Ltd v Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority [2023] NSWCA 248 (20 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Kirk JA and Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Proietti v Proietti (No 4) [2023] NSWCA 251 (20 October 2023) (White JA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – Teoh direction – Referral of further motion seeking to reagitate matters determined in prior proceedings and to set aside final orders to Judge in Chambers for consideration of summary dismissal – Where orders sought in motion irreconcilable with prior judicial determinations of applicant’s claim – Whether motion ought to be summarily

Proietti v Proietti (No 4) [2023] NSWCA 251 (20 October 2023) (White JA) Read More »

Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Cancer Care Associates Pty Limited; CCA Estates Pty Limited; Davjul Holdings Pty Limited; Armmam Pty Limited (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 246 (16 October 2023) (Gleeson JA)

Catchwords: CORPORATIONS — Voluntary administration —Moratorium on proceedings against company under administration — Leave to proceed sought for motion to adopt referee’s report — Leave opposed — Where respondents’ claims not easily dealt with under proof of debt procedure — Whether administrators likely to be distracted from statutory duties by motion to adopt referee’s report

Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Cancer Care Associates Pty Limited; CCA Estates Pty Limited; Davjul Holdings Pty Limited; Armmam Pty Limited (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 246 (16 October 2023) (Gleeson JA) Read More »

Soulos v Pagones; Soulos v Soulos; Soulos v Soulos; Soulos v Pagones; Kristallis v Soulos; Kristallis v Soulos; Kristallis v Pagones [2023] NSWCA 243 (13 October 2023) (Ward P, Meagher and Mitchelmore JJA)

Catchwords: CORPORATIONS – Members’ rights and remedies – Oppression – Where one shareholder has control over family company through management shares and position as Governing Director – Whether no oppression if self-dealing transaction was necessary to bring about acquisition of property accepted to be in the best interests of the company – Whether primary judge

Soulos v Pagones; Soulos v Soulos; Soulos v Soulos; Soulos v Pagones; Kristallis v Soulos; Kristallis v Soulos; Kristallis v Pagones [2023] NSWCA 243 (13 October 2023) (Ward P, Meagher and Mitchelmore JJA) Read More »

Lieschke v Lieschke [2023] NSWCA 241 (13 October 2023) (Leeming, Payne and Beech-Jones JJA)

Catchwords: COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION — appeal against decision to set aside arbitral award — dissolution of family farming partnership — parties retained accountants to review partnership accounts — respondent filed amended statement under s 23(1) of Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW) seeking finding that certain properties were partnership assets and variations to partnership accounts — parties

Lieschke v Lieschke [2023] NSWCA 241 (13 October 2023) (Leeming, Payne and Beech-Jones JJA) Read More »

Macatangay v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 238 (12 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: PRACTICE – vexatious litigant – whether making vexatious proceedings order without separate oral hearing contravened statute – whether proceedings vexatious – where matter sought to be relitigated had previously been determined on a final basis from which an appeal was dismissed – application dismissed

Macatangay v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 238 (12 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Stern JJA) Read More »

Beau Timothy John Hartnett trading as Hartnett Lawyers v Anthony Robert Bell as Executor of the Estate of the late Mabel Dawn Deakin-Bell [2023] NSWCA 244 (12 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Adamson JA and Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: COURTS AND JUDGES — Supreme Court — Inherent jurisdiction — where solicitor acting for mortgagee has engaged in exorbitant overcharging — where mortgage provides for recovery by mortgagee of all costs expended pursuant to the mortgage on an indemnity basis — whether Court can order solicitor to pay moneys, to the extent of the

Beau Timothy John Hartnett trading as Hartnett Lawyers v Anthony Robert Bell as Executor of the Estate of the late Mabel Dawn Deakin-Bell [2023] NSWCA 244 (12 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Adamson JA and Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Burton v Babb [2023] NSWCA 242 (12 October 2023) (Adamson JA and Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: LEAVE TO APPEAL — TORTS — applicant charged in Local Court for posting material in apparent breach of suppression order — charges withdrawn as order unenforceable — proceedings commenced against respondents for damages for malicious prosecution — elements of tort not made out — alleged failure of District Court judge to provide reasons, in

Burton v Babb [2023] NSWCA 242 (12 October 2023) (Adamson JA and Simpson AJA) Read More »

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 240 (10 October 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS – amending, varying and setting aside – Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW), r 36.16(3A) – party seeking to vary orders gave notice of application to Court and other parties within 14 days – Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), s 14 – order made dispensing with requirement for filing of notice

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 240 (10 October 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA) Read More »

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 240 (10 October 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS – amending, varying and setting aside – Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW), r 36.16(3A) – party seeking to vary orders gave notice of application to Court and other parties within 14 days – Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), s 14 – order made dispensing with requirement for filing of notice

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 240 (10 October 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA) Read More »

Batterham v Goldberg [2023] NSWCA 237 (06 October 2023) (White JA and Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: APPEALS — Leave to appeal — no issue of principle or any question of general public importance — no error on the part of the primary judge which warrants a grant of leave — grounds of appeal raised by applicant not sufficiently arguable CIVIL PROCEDURE — Summary disposal — Dismissal of proceedings — Vexatious

Batterham v Goldberg [2023] NSWCA 237 (06 October 2023) (White JA and Griffiths AJA) Read More »

GR v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2023] NSWCA 239 (06 October 2023) (Adamson JA at [1]; Basten AJA at [131]; Griffiths AJA at [205])

Catchwords: APPEALS — ADMINISTRATIVE LAW — judicial review — denial of procedural fairness — appeal against interlocutory decision of Appeal Panel of Civil and Administrative Tribunal against decision of Tribunal refusing application to be joined to guardianship proceedings concerning applicant’s child — failure to adjourn directions hearing at which joinder application was determined because applicant

GR v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2023] NSWCA 239 (06 October 2023) (Adamson JA at [1]; Basten AJA at [131]; Griffiths AJA at [205]) Read More »

J and E Vella Pty Ltd v Hobson [2023] NSWCA 234 (05 October 2023) (Mitchelmore, Adamson and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: EVIDENCE — appellate review of witness evidence — competing accounts of central factual issue — whether primary judge’s findings were most likely affected by impressions about the credibility and reliability of the witnesses — advantage of primary judge in seeing and hearing the witnesses give evidence — whether primary judge’s findings also informed by

J and E Vella Pty Ltd v Hobson [2023] NSWCA 234 (05 October 2023) (Mitchelmore, Adamson and Stern JJA) Read More »

Ranclose Investments Pty Ltd v Leda Management Services Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 233 (05 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – Dismissal of proceedings – where first defendant applied for security for costs order – where second defendant joined to proceedings when security for costs order made – no security for costs order in favour of second defendant – security for costs not provided – construction of Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005

Ranclose Investments Pty Ltd v Leda Management Services Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 233 (05 October 2023) (Bell CJ, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA) Read More »

United Resource Management Pty Ltd v Par Recycling Services Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 236 (05 October 2023) (Ward P, Meagher and Gleeson JJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS — Implied contract — Where agreement automatically terminates upon termination of another contract — Where party fails to notify that first contract has terminated and parties continue acting as if agreement in force — Where parties agree there was an implied agreement which continued after termination — Whether implied agreement terminable on reasonable

United Resource Management Pty Ltd v Par Recycling Services Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 236 (05 October 2023) (Ward P, Meagher and Gleeson JJA) Read More »

Riva NSW Pty Limited v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2023] NSWCA 235 (05 October 2023) (Adamson JA; Simpson AJA; Basten AJA)

Catchwords: APPEAL – special federal matters – exclusive jurisdiction of federal courts – whether appeal involved a matter “arising under” a Scheduled Commonwealth Act – appeal arising under Vexatious Proceedings Act 2008 (NSW) – Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 (Cth), s 7(5) not engaged APPEAL – application for leave to appeal – failure to

Riva NSW Pty Limited v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2023] NSWCA 235 (05 October 2023) (Adamson JA; Simpson AJA; Basten AJA) Read More »

Karaoglu v Fitness First Australia Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 229 (03 October 2023) (Mitchelmore and Stern JJA, Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: NEGLIGENCE – breach of duty of care – lawful occupant of gym – foot plate of leg press collided with head of user – duty to warn – whether failure to decide material issue – where primary judge made findings relevant to duty to warn – no evidentiary basis that warning would have prevented

Karaoglu v Fitness First Australia Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 229 (03 October 2023) (Mitchelmore and Stern JJA, Simpson AJA) Read More »

Alves v State Insurance Regulatory Authority [2023] NSWCA 232 (29 September 2023) (Ward P, Gleeson and Leeming JJA)

Catchwords: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW — Judicial review — Jurisdictional error — Application for review of District Court decision dismissing appeal against sentence imposed by Local Court — Where applicant pleaded guilty to charge of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception — Where applicant claimed he was criminalised for no reason — Where leave to appeal against

Alves v State Insurance Regulatory Authority [2023] NSWCA 232 (29 September 2023) (Ward P, Gleeson and Leeming JJA) Read More »

Horizon Hotels Pty Ltd v Australian Secured & Managed Mortgages Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 231 (28 September 2023) (Payne and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACT – interpretation – entitlement to fees under an introducer mandate agreement – whether loan offer complied with interest rate requirement – offer contained “standard rate” and “concessional rate” – standard rate so described to avoid penalty – intention that standard rate be within prescribed range – fees not payable for non-compliant offer ESTOPPEL

Horizon Hotels Pty Ltd v Australian Secured & Managed Mortgages Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 231 (28 September 2023) (Payne and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Hart v MetLife Insurance Limited [2023] NSWCA 230 (28 September 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA)

Catchwords: INSURANCE — Claims — Where insurer denied insured’s claim to total and permanent disablement benefit on basis that it was not “on risk” for injury or illness causing disablement — Where parties consented to determination of separate questions which could not decide that issue — Issue remitted to Equity Division for decision CIVIL PROCEDURE

Hart v MetLife Insurance Limited [2023] NSWCA 230 (28 September 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA) Read More »

Ritson v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 226 (27 September 2023) (Meagher JA at [1], Simpson AJA at [2], Griffiths AJA at [74])

Catchwords: APPEALS – leave to appeal – Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) s 151A – whether payment made under a deed of settlement recovered in respect of an injury – whether payment inclusive of costs constituted “damages” under Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) s 149 – appeal filed as of right – amount in issue

Ritson v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 226 (27 September 2023) (Meagher JA at [1], Simpson AJA at [2], Griffiths AJA at [74]) Read More »

Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Cancer Care Associates Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v CCA Estates Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Davjul Holdings Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Armman Pty Limited [2023] NSWCA 228 (25 September 2023) (Adamson JA)

Catchwords: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE — interlocutory application — freezing order — orders made by consent

Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Cancer Care Associates Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v CCA Estates Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Davjul Holdings Pty Limited; Rialto Sports Pty Limited v Armman Pty Limited [2023] NSWCA 228 (25 September 2023) (Adamson JA) Read More »

Yenuga v Attorney General (NSW) [2023] NSWCA 227 (26 September 2023) (Ward P, Adamson JA and Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: JUDICIAL REVIEW – judicial review of decision under s 78 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 (NSW) – where primary judge dismissed applicant’s request for inquiry into his convictions ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Jurisdictional error – where applicant claimed primary judge’s dismissal of his application was unreasonable – where applicant claimed primary judge

Yenuga v Attorney General (NSW) [2023] NSWCA 227 (26 September 2023) (Ward P, Adamson JA and Griffiths AJA) Read More »

CJZ Pty Ltd v Giant Dwarf Pty Ltd; CJZ Pty Ltd v Morrow (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 225 (25 September 2023) (Ward P, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA)

Catchwords: COSTS — Appeals — offer of compromise — whether applicants entitled to indemnity costs on basis of two offers — first offer made prior to applicants retaining lawyers after Defamation proceedings first commenced by respondent — second offer made before hearing of appeal — whether genuine compromise — whether respondent unreasonably failed to accept

CJZ Pty Ltd v Giant Dwarf Pty Ltd; CJZ Pty Ltd v Morrow (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 225 (25 September 2023) (Ward P, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA) Read More »

Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v Whitebull HTL Pty Ltd; Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v Area Hotel UT Pty Ltd; Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v The Griffith Hotel Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 224 (20 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – gambling regulation – applications to transfer or lease gaming machine entitlements – applications to increase gaming machine thresholds – conditions imposed on hotel licenses – whether declarations as to construction of statute were appropriate – whether order requiring grant of application was appropriate – scope of discretions under ss 19, 25

Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v Whitebull HTL Pty Ltd; Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v Area Hotel UT Pty Ltd; Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority v The Griffith Hotel Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 224 (20 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Tzavaras v Tzavaras & Sons Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 222 (14 September 2023) (Gleeson and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – Application to set aside orders – where appellant complains Court overlooked submissions – where appellant fails to account for how case conducted below – where Court did not fail to address complaint in any case COSTS – Party/Party – Appeals – appeal allowed only in relation to minor issue which took

Tzavaras v Tzavaras & Sons Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 222 (14 September 2023) (Gleeson and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Sebie v Krejci (No 3) [2023] NSWCA 221 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson JA and Basten AJA)

Catchwords: COURT OF APPEAL — procedure — application to reopen judgment — where Court inadvertently omitted to deal with application to review decision of Registrar — whether error in case management decision of Registrar CIVIL PROCEDURE — stay of proceedings — stay pending determination of special leave application to the High Court — whether sufficient

Sebie v Krejci (No 3) [2023] NSWCA 221 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson JA and Basten AJA) Read More »

Picos v Council of the New South Wales Bar Association [2023] NSWCA 218 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and Payne JJA)

Catchwords: OCCUPATIONS — Legal practitioners — Barristers — Qualifications and admission — Refusal of grant of practising certificate as a barrister — Where Bar Council determined applicant not fit and proper person to hold practising certificate — Where applicant held practising certificate as a solicitor — Whether Bar Council bound by Law Society Council’s determination

Picos v Council of the New South Wales Bar Association [2023] NSWCA 218 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and Payne JJA) Read More »

Creak v Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd [2023] NSWCA 217 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson, Kirk and White JJA)

Catchwords: COMMERCE — Restraint of trade — Deed of settlement of litigation involving allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct, passing off, and unconscionable conduct — Where respondent instituted proceedings to restrain appellant and company controlled by him from “raptorising” its vehicles — Where “raptorisation” connotes affixing materials to respondent’s vehicles — Where appellant undertakes that

Creak v Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd [2023] NSWCA 217 (13 September 2023) (Gleeson, Kirk and White JJA) Read More »

Ceerose Pty Ltd v A-Civil Aust Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 215 (12 September 2023) (Ward ACJ, Payne JA and Basten AJA)

Catchwords: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Judicial review – content of obligation “to consider” – whether failure specifically to refer to a matter reveals failure to consider that matter – scope of obligation to consider under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW), s 22(2) BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION – adjudication – judicial review –

Ceerose Pty Ltd v A-Civil Aust Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 215 (12 September 2023) (Ward ACJ, Payne JA and Basten AJA) Read More »

Jaken Properties Australia Pty Ltd v Naaman [2023] NSWCA 214 (08 September 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Kirk JJA)

Catchwords: EQUITY – fiduciary duty – whether fiduciary duty owed by successor trustee to former trustee – nature of former trustee’s entitlement to trust property to be indemnified for expenses properly incurred – whether former trustee vulnerable to exercise of power by successor trustee – whether former trustee only entitled to appointment of receiver and

Jaken Properties Australia Pty Ltd v Naaman [2023] NSWCA 214 (08 September 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Kirk JJA) Read More »

Synergy Scaffolding Services Pty Ltd v Alelaimat [2023] NSWCA 213 (07 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: NEGLIGENCE — breach of duty of care — non-delegable duty of care — employer and employee — labour-hire company — where services of employee contracted out — contractor failed to provide a safe system of work — relevance of steps by employer to ensure that the contractor instituted a safe system of work —

Synergy Scaffolding Services Pty Ltd v Alelaimat [2023] NSWCA 213 (07 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Simpson AJA) Read More »

Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority v 4 Boys (NSW) Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 210 (07 September 2023) (Meagher and Beech-Jones JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: LICENSING — Gaming Machines Act 2001 (NSW) — gaming machine entitlements (“GMEs”) — gaming machine threshold — application to Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (“Authority”) to increase gaming machine threshold from 20 to 24 — application accompanied by “Local Impact Assessment” (LIA) — application and LIA approved — subsequent applications to transfer seven GMEs

Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority v 4 Boys (NSW) Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 210 (07 September 2023) (Meagher and Beech-Jones JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Clark v Attorney General of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 208 (06 September 2023) (Gleeson and White JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – crime – application to set aside decision of judge to refuse to consider or otherwise deal with an application for an inquiry into a conviction – whether error of law on the face of the record or jurisdictional error ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – boundary of legal

Clark v Attorney General of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 208 (06 September 2023) (Gleeson and White JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Dwyer v Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 211 (05 September 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and White JJA)

Catchwords: CONSUMER LAW — Consumer guarantees — Supply of goods — Guarantee of acceptable quality — Australian Consumer Law (ACL), s 54 — Whether vehicles of acceptable quality to reasonable consumer — Whether vehicles not safe or free from defects given installation of airbags — Where asserted risk of rupture of airbags — Whether appellant

Dwyer v Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 211 (05 September 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and White JJA) Read More »

Huang v 18 Woodville Holding Pty Ltd; Tao v 18 Woodville Holding Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 207 (04 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: COSTS – party/party – offers of compromise – application under r 36.16(3A) to vary costs order – party seeking to vary costs order gives notice of application to Court and the other parties within 14 days – order made dispensing with filing of notice of motion – costs order varied

Huang v 18 Woodville Holding Pty Ltd; Tao v 18 Woodville Holding Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 207 (04 September 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Taylor v Stav Investments Pty Ltd as trustee for the Stav Investments Family Trust; Taylor v LK Group Investments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 204 (01 September 2023) (Mitchelmore JA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [128]; Basten AJA at [129])

Catchwords: DAMAGES — misleading or deceptive conduct — contractual warranties and other representations — ownership or control of intellectual property — “no transaction” case — whether respondents would have entered into transaction if true position known — adequacy of reasons on no transaction case DAMAGES — assessment of damages — misleading or deceptive conduct —

Taylor v Stav Investments Pty Ltd as trustee for the Stav Investments Family Trust; Taylor v LK Group Investments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 204 (01 September 2023) (Mitchelmore JA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [128]; Basten AJA at [129]) Read More »

Toth v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 206 (01 September 2023) (Meagher, Payne and White JJA)

Catchwords: APPEALS — competency of appeal — where claimed damages at first instance below statutory threshold — where appellant seeks to justify assessment of damages above threshold — whether further evidence sufficient to establish that amount in issue exceeds threshold — appeal dismissed as incompetent APPEALS — application for leave to appeal — where applicant

Toth v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 206 (01 September 2023) (Meagher, Payne and White JJA) Read More »

Kanajenahalli v State of New South Wales (Western New South Wales Local Health District) [2023] NSWCA 202 (30 August 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – federal jurisdiction – whether Personal Injury Commission exercised judicial power when determining claim brought by resident of Queensland against employer State of New South Wales – common ground that Commission exercised administrative power in this case – appeal allowed by consent – short reasons given

Kanajenahalli v State of New South Wales (Western New South Wales Local Health District) [2023] NSWCA 202 (30 August 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Flynn v PPK Mining Equipment Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 201 (30 August 2023) (Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA, Stern JA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS – construction – share purchase agreement to be understood objectively having regard to commercial purpose and object CONTRACTS – construction – meaning of business revenue for purpose of determining whether second performance conditions satisfied – business revenue includes revenue from internal supply – internal supply calculated by transfer price as agreed by the

Flynn v PPK Mining Equipment Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 201 (30 August 2023) (Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA, Stern JA) Read More »

Rabah Enterprises Pty Ltd v LCM Operations Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 203 (30 August 2023) (Basten AJA)

Catchwords: PRACTICE and PROCEDURE – appeal – application for stay pending hearing of appeal – appellant owned 18 lots in strata plan subject to mortgage to bank – appeal reasonably arguable – appeal likely to be heard and determined in four months – attempts to sell lots likely to trigger default on mortgage – sales

Rabah Enterprises Pty Ltd v LCM Operations Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 203 (30 August 2023) (Basten AJA) Read More »

Kalloghlian v Mitry [2023] NSWCA 198 (29 August 2023) (Gleeson, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA)

Catchwords: COSTS — Party/Party — Orders against non-parties — Personal costs orders against lawyers — where applicant was defendant/cross-claimant in substantive proceedings resolved by consent — where motion seeking personal costs order against solicitor dismissed — where case below put on basis that defence was woefully prepared — where case on appeal put on basis

Kalloghlian v Mitry [2023] NSWCA 198 (29 August 2023) (Gleeson, Mitchelmore and Adamson JJA) Read More »

Sydney Metro v Expandamesh Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 200 (29 August 2023) (Leeming JA and Griffiths AJA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [91])

Catchwords: APPEALS – Appeal from Land and Environment Court – Requirement for appeal to be from an order or decision on a question of law – Whether all grounds meet this requirement STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – Conventional approaches to interpretation – Meaning of “the surface of the overlying soil is disturbed” – Text, context and purpose

Sydney Metro v Expandamesh Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 200 (29 August 2023) (Leeming JA and Griffiths AJA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [91]) Read More »

Pitcher Partners Holdings Pty Ltd v Twigg [2023] NSWCA 193 (23 August 2023) (Meagher and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: PROCEDURE — application for permanent stay of proceedings — where in earlier proceedings respondent was successful in establishing breach of fiduciary duty against a separate party — where current proceedings seek to establish that applicants are accessorily liable for conduct of other party — whether forensic decision made not to join applicants to earlier

Pitcher Partners Holdings Pty Ltd v Twigg [2023] NSWCA 193 (23 August 2023) (Meagher and Adamson JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Edmonds v Barrington Winstanley Group Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 197 (22 August 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: COSTS – Party/Party – Bases of quantification – offer of compromise/Calderbank offer – where global offer made to resolve appeal and two related bankruptcy proceedings – reasonableness of conduct – limited information before the Court concerning other proceedings – conduct of appellants not so unreasonable as to justify an order for indemnity costs

Edmonds v Barrington Winstanley Group Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 197 (22 August 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Stern JJA) Read More »

Norkin v University of New England [2023] NSWCA 194 (22 August 2023) (Leeming JA at [1]; Basten AJA at [78]; Griffiths AJA at [79])

Catchwords: HUMAN RIGHTS – Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) – personal information collected by university – application for postgraduate study by overseas student – university participated in Simplified Student Visa Framework – whether university collected personal information on behalf of Commonwealth – whether university collected personal information in order to form a

Norkin v University of New England [2023] NSWCA 194 (22 August 2023) (Leeming JA at [1]; Basten AJA at [78]; Griffiths AJA at [79]) Read More »

Venues NSW v Kane [2023] NSWCA 192 (18 August 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA, Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: NEGLIGENCE – occupier’s liability – plaintiff slipped while descending stepped aisle at outdoor stadium – whether reasonable occupier would have installed a handrail – identification of risk of harm – significance of obviousness of risk – no evidence of other persons slipping on stepped aisle – stadium certified as compliant with Building Code of

Venues NSW v Kane [2023] NSWCA 192 (18 August 2023) (Leeming and Adamson JJA, Simpson AJA) Read More »

Wojciechowska v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice; Wojciechowska v Registrar, Civil and Administrative Tribunal [2023] NSWCA 191 (17 August 2023) (Mitchelmore and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW — Federal jurisdiction — Diversity jurisdiction — Dispute between a State and a resident of another State — Jurisdiction of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal — Proceedings were of a kind falling within ss 75(iv) of the Constitution — Nature of the Burns v Corbett restriction CONSTITUTIONAL LAW — Federal jurisdiction —

Wojciechowska v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice; Wojciechowska v Registrar, Civil and Administrative Tribunal [2023] NSWCA 191 (17 August 2023) (Mitchelmore and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Huynh v Attorney General (NSW) [2023] NSWCA 190 (16 August 2023) (Bell CJ, Kirk JA and Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE – cross-vesting – transfer to Federal Court – whether special federal matter – whether a matter arising under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth) – whether a matter within the original jurisdiction of the Federal Court – where underlying proceedings concern an application for judicial review of a decision of

Huynh v Attorney General (NSW) [2023] NSWCA 190 (16 August 2023) (Bell CJ, Kirk JA and Simpson AJA) Read More »

Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales v Hansen [2023] NSWCA 189 (15 August 2023) (Gleeson and Kirk JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: LEGAL PRACTITIONERS – solicitors – personal misconduct – criminal convictions – misconduct involving sexual abuse of young boys overseas – offending over a period of years – lengthy sentence of imprisonment – whether practitioner not “a fit and proper person” to remain on roll – whether “likely to be unfit for the indefinite future”

Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales v Hansen [2023] NSWCA 189 (15 August 2023) (Gleeson and Kirk JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Sunaust Properties Pty Ltd t/as Central Sydney Realty v The Owners Strata Plan No 64807 [2023] NSWCA 188 (14 August 2023) (Meagher and Stern JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS – amending, varying and setting aside – powers of NCAT – correction under slip rule –proceedings remitted by Appeal Panel without considering fundamental jurisdictional issue – power to vary order and issue second decision LAND LAW – strata title – caretaker agreements – power to terminate – agreement entered into prior

Sunaust Properties Pty Ltd t/as Central Sydney Realty v The Owners Strata Plan No 64807 [2023] NSWCA 188 (14 August 2023) (Meagher and Stern JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd v Crossley [2023] NSWCA 182 (10 August 2023) (Leeming and Stern JJA, Simpson AJA)

Catchwords: COSTS – fixed costs – perusing and scanning documents – schedule of costs identified $15 per page for perusing court documents, and $36 per page for scanning documents not necessary to peruse – previous versions of schedule identical in every respect except rate for scanning documents $3 per page – whether schedule read literally

Coal & Allied Operations Pty Ltd v Crossley [2023] NSWCA 182 (10 August 2023) (Leeming and Stern JJA, Simpson AJA) Read More »

Amirbeaggi v EB (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 184 (10 August 2023) (Kirk JA; Simpson AJA; Basten AJA)

Catchwords: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – costs – application by party entitled to costs under judgment for gross sum costs order – whether variation of order in judgment – power to specify gross sum in place of costs to be assessed – factors to be considered – amount in issue disproportionate to costs incurred – history

Amirbeaggi v EB (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 184 (10 August 2023) (Kirk JA; Simpson AJA; Basten AJA) Read More »

Freedom Development Group Pty Limited v D’Ettorre Properties Pty Limited T/as D’Ettorre Real Estate (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 185 (09 August 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and Kirk JJA)

Catchwords: COSTS — Application to vary costs order — Whether special costs order should be made in relation to proceedings below — Calderbank offer — Offer of compromise under UCPR, r 20.26 — Whether offers reflected genuine compromise — Whether unreasonable for plaintiff not to accept the offers

Freedom Development Group Pty Limited v D’Ettorre Properties Pty Limited T/as D’Ettorre Real Estate (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 185 (09 August 2023) (Gleeson, Leeming and Kirk JJA) Read More »

McMillan v Taylor [2023] NSWCA 183 (09 August 2023) (Payne and Kirk JJA, Basten AJA)

Catchwords: JUDICIAL REVIEW – class 1 decision of Land and Environment Court – application for review by non-party – procedural unfairness – failure to consider merit of objections – whether duty to consider terminating conciliation conference to allow Court to determine appeal on merits – jurisdictional constraint on power of Court to make agreed orders

McMillan v Taylor [2023] NSWCA 183 (09 August 2023) (Payne and Kirk JJA, Basten AJA) Read More »

Thynne v Sheringham [2023] NSWCA 181 (09 August 2023) (Ward ACJ, Kirk JA and Basten AJA)

Catchwords: EQUITY – trusts and trustees – mutual wills –memorandum of wishes – agreement that surviving spouse would leave property or proceeds of sale to sons of testator – power to expend proceeds for own needs – nature of trust arising at time of testator’s death – floating obligation that crystallises on repudiation of agreement

Thynne v Sheringham [2023] NSWCA 181 (09 August 2023) (Ward ACJ, Kirk JA and Basten AJA) Read More »

State of New South Wales v Spedding [2023] NSWCA 180 (09 August 2023) (Bell CJ, Ward P and Adamson JA)

Catchwords: TORTS — Malicious prosecution — Institution of proceedings — identification of prosecutors — distinction between institution and maintenance of proceedings — whether police officers can be prosecutors for the purposes of the tort after the Director of Public Prosecutions has taken over carriage of the prosecution — whether police officers maintained the prosecution after

State of New South Wales v Spedding [2023] NSWCA 180 (09 August 2023) (Bell CJ, Ward P and Adamson JA) Read More »

Altius Pty Ltd v Abignano Nominees Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 177 (08 August 2023) (Leeming, Adamson and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS — Construction — Context — where unit trust formed to undertake property development joint venture — where parties brought joint venture to an end via an option agreement — where debt was claimed for outstanding amount loaned to unit trust — whether outstanding loan was discharged by option agreement — whether loans were

Altius Pty Ltd v Abignano Nominees Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 177 (08 August 2023) (Leeming, Adamson and Stern JJA) Read More »

Caterjian v Parfit Investments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 178 (04 August 2023) (Meagher, White and Mitchelmore JJA)

Catchwords: POSSESSION – Application for possession of land – where first appellant signed a loan agreement with first respondent to fund a company’s application for appointment as area representative for psychologist franchising business – where loan was secured by guarantee of second appellant wife and mortgage over residential property – whether funds advanced in accordance

Caterjian v Parfit Investments Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 178 (04 August 2023) (Meagher, White and Mitchelmore JJA) Read More »

He v Kure [2023] NSWCA 179 (04 August 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS – Action for recovery of debts due under loan agreements – whether loans repaid in circumstances where debtor authorised to open and operate term deposits in creditor’s name and term deposits in creditor’s name opened by debtor in the amount of debt LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS – Debt – whether loans repayable when demanded

He v Kure [2023] NSWCA 179 (04 August 2023) (Meagher and Kirk JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Arjunan v Neighbourhood Association DP No 285853 (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 176 (03 August 2023) (Ward P and Mitchelmore JA)

Catchwords: JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS — Amending, varying and setting aside — Court of Appeal – application to reopen and vary orders under UCPR r 36.16 after judgment published – where applicants relied on purportedly “newly discovered facts” including unredacted documents – where applicants sought to reagitate arguments – no basis for reopening – application dismissed

Arjunan v Neighbourhood Association DP No 285853 (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 176 (03 August 2023) (Ward P and Mitchelmore JA) Read More »

Akrawe v Culjak [2023] NSWCA 171 (27 July 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA)

Catchwords: EQUITY — equitable remedies — specific performance — land — contract for the sale of real property — multiple agreements — failure to complete when time is of the essence — whether valid termination of contract — whether applicant was ready and willing to complete APPEALS — from exercise of discretion — whether failure

Akrawe v Culjak [2023] NSWCA 171 (27 July 2023) (Bell CJ, Leeming and Mitchelmore JJA) Read More »

Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Shell Energy Operations No 2 Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 169 (27 July 2023) (Kirk and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS — Court of Appeal — Motion to re-open — UCPR r 36.16 — Whether the Court addressed an argument said to have been raised — Meaning of “land holdings” employed in s 155 of the Duties Act — Whether the interests held were “land holdings” or “goods” — Where argument characterised

Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Shell Energy Operations No 2 Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 169 (27 July 2023) (Kirk and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

McMillan v Coolah Home Base Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 172 (27 July 2023) (Mitchelmore JA)

Catchwords: CIVIL PROCEDURE — time — extension of time to appeal — length and reason for delay — prejudice to respondent — whether applicant has fairly arguable case — competency of the appeal — Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW), s 101(2) CIVIL PROCEDURE — security for costs — power of court to order security for

McMillan v Coolah Home Base Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 172 (27 July 2023) (Mitchelmore JA) Read More »

Tzavaras v Tzavaras & Sons Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 168 (25 July 2023) (Gleeson and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: APPEALS – Appeal from decision of Supreme Court regarding winding up of family company – Where no error of kind in House v The King established – Where primary judge determined other relief suitable CORPORATIONS – Oppressive conduct – Where appellant severed ties with company – Where appellant nonetheless continued to be director of

Tzavaras v Tzavaras & Sons Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 168 (25 July 2023) (Gleeson and Adamson JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Edmonds v Barrington Winstanley Group Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 166 (24 July 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: APPEALS – procedure – whether denial of procedural fairness in refusal of appellants’ adjournment application – appellants given reasonable opportunity to be heard – no denial of procedural fairness APPEALS – further evidence – where appellant sought to raise arguments under Farm Debt Mediation Act 1994 (NSW) not made at trial – leave to

Edmonds v Barrington Winstanley Group Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 166 (24 July 2023) (Meagher, Leeming and Stern JJA) Read More »

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 167 (24 July 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACT – construction – party oral partly written contract – whether contract was formed to procure and fabricate steel soldiers – whether contract in part subject to a condition – whether contract limited to procuring steel in preparation of building works – whether contract subject to condition precedent that there be direction prior to

C&v Engineering Services Pty Ltd v Metropolitan Demolitions Pty Ltd [2023] NSWCA 167 (24 July 2023) (Kirk, Adamson and Stern JJA) Read More »

Elite Realty Development Pty Ltd v Sadek [2023] NSWCA 165 (19 July 2023) (Payne, Mitchelmore and Stern JJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS – Duress – Illegitimate pressure – Affirmation – agreement to terminate property development joint venture – where one party entered agreement under duress – duress from gun attack – agreement performed by both parties – whether duress ended – whether performing agreement constituted affirmation – whether rescission barred by affirmation CIVIL PROCEDURE –

Elite Realty Development Pty Ltd v Sadek [2023] NSWCA 165 (19 July 2023) (Payne, Mitchelmore and Stern JJA) Read More »

Visscher v SafeWork NSW [2023] NSWCA 164 (17 July 2023) (Meagher and Gleeson JJA)

Catchwords: APPEALS — leave to appeal — where applicant in proceedings in Industrial Relations Commission seeks production of documents under a notice to produce — where first respondent claims public interest immunity — where ruling of Commissioner denying immunity claim in part the subject of an appeal to Full Bench — claim to immunity substantially

Visscher v SafeWork NSW [2023] NSWCA 164 (17 July 2023) (Meagher and Gleeson JJA) Read More »

Gan v Xie [2023] NSWCA 163 (17 July 2023) (White JA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [126]; Basten AJA at [127])

Catchwords: CONSUMER LAW – Unfair practices – Pyramid schemes – Characteristics of pyramid schemes – Virtual platform involving exchange of legitimate currency for variety credits – Where new members of scheme required to purchase from existing members of scheme – Where recruitment of new members resulted in payment of bonuses to other members of scheme

Gan v Xie [2023] NSWCA 163 (17 July 2023) (White JA at [1]; Simpson AJA at [126]; Basten AJA at [127]) Read More »

Anderson v State of NSW; Perri v State of NSW [2023] NSWCA 160 (12 July 2023) (Gleeson and White JJA, Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: APPEAL – Leave to appeal – Whether there were reasonably arguable errors of law or fact LIMITATION OF ACTIONS – Personal Injury – Child abuse – Whether actions of police constituted child sexual abuse – Where actions did not have sexual connotation LIMITATION OF ACTIONS – Discoverability – Personal Injury – Whether capable persons

Anderson v State of NSW; Perri v State of NSW [2023] NSWCA 160 (12 July 2023) (Gleeson and White JJA, Griffiths AJA) Read More »

Blue OP Partner Pty Ltd v De Roma [2023] NSWCA 161 (12 July 2023) (Meagher, Mitchelmore and Kirk JJA)

Catchwords: TORTS – negligence – occupiers’ liability – where pedestrian injured following trip on uneven surface of footpath created by up to 1cm height differential between utility pit lid and surrounding metal frame – whether risk of tripping on uneven surface an “obvious risk” – characterisation of “risk of harm” – obvious risk engaging s

Blue OP Partner Pty Ltd v De Roma [2023] NSWCA 161 (12 July 2023) (Meagher, Mitchelmore and Kirk JJA) Read More »

The Next Generation (NSW) Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 159 (12 July 2023) (Meagher, Gleeson and Beech-Jones JJA)

Catchwords: ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING — appeal from Land and Environment Court — appellant lodged development application for construction and operation of an energy from waste facility — application refused — appellant commenced Class 1 proceedings — respondents contended application could not be granted by reason of Pt 4 of Ch 9 of the Protection of

The Next Generation (NSW) Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales [2023] NSWCA 159 (12 July 2023) (Meagher, Gleeson and Beech-Jones JJA) Read More »

Willis Australia Ltd v AMP Capital Investors Ltd [2023] NSWCA 158 (11 July 2023) (Ward P, Beech-Jones JA and Griffiths AJA)

Catchwords: CONTRACTS – Option to renew lease – Where conditions said to be waived by lessor – Whether terms amount to conditional contract or irrevocable offer – Whether there is need to resolve issue of conditional contract or irrevocable offer – Where lessee revokes notice given to lessor to exercise option before all contractual conditions

Willis Australia Ltd v AMP Capital Investors Ltd [2023] NSWCA 158 (11 July 2023) (Ward P, Beech-Jones JA and Griffiths AJA) Read More »