Recent Cases

Chandrasekaran v Western Sydney Local Health District (t/as Westmead Hospital) (No 2) [2024] NSWCA 21 (12 February 2024) (Gleeson, Leeming and Adamson JJA)


COSTS — Court of Appeal — party/party costs orders — application to vary costs order in favour of respondent — general rule that costs follow the event — where appeal allowed in part and only nominal damages awarded – where appellant failed on all other grounds of appeal — where costs awarded to respondent to reflect practical outcome of appeal — whether award of nominal damages justify a costs order in favour of appellant