Recent Cases

CM v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2022] NSWCA 120 (07 July 2022) (Leeming and Kirk JJA, Simpson AJA)


CHILD WELFARE – care and protection of children – appeal from Children’s Court – mother seeks judicial review of appointment of guardian ad litem for mother – whether error of law on face of record – whether record included reasons for appointing previous guardian ad litem – whether necessary to make order that mother be legally represented before appointing guardian ad litem – whether jurisdictional error – ss 98 and 101 of Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW) considered