Recent Cases

GR v Secretary, Department of Family and Community Services and Justice [2019] NSWCA 177 (18 July 2019) (Basten JA; Leeming JA; White JA)


FAMILY LAW – children – parental responsibility – parens patriae jurisdiction – child with condition requiring medical intervention – interim care order conferring parental responsibility on Minister – whether summons seeking to set aside interim care order should have been summarily dismissed

PROCEDURE – appeal against summary dismissal of summons – plaintiff required to show cause why proceedings should not be dismissed – obligations of the Court to self-represented plaintiff – whether plaintiff had arguable case – appropriate orders on appeal