Recent Cases

Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) v Hamzy [2019] NSWCA 314 (19 December 2019) (Gleeson JA at [1], Payne JA at [98], Brereton JA at [103])


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – supervisory jurisdiction – judgment of District Court on appeal from Local Court – criminal jurisdiction – where conviction and sentence set aside and permanent stay of criminal proceedings ordered – whether District Court misapprehended nature and scope of power to prevent abuse of process – whether District Court misconstrued double jeopardy provision in Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Act 1999 (NSW), s 63 – whether jurisdictional error established