Recent Cases

JK (a pseudonym) v St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Limited [2021] NSWCA 7 (09 February 2021) (Bell P; Leeming JA)


APPEALS – application for leave to appeal – no issue of principle, question of public importance or a reasonably clear injustice

MENTAL HEALTH – appeals – appeal from dismissal of application to lift Community Treatment Order while plaintiff prepares for hearing challenging order – application dismissed

PROCEDURE – litigants in person – unrepresented litigants – importance of adhering to length, content and form requirements for written submissions – no special rules or treatment for litigants in person