Recent Cases

Kitchen v Director of Professional Services Review [2023] FCAFC 160 (03 October 2023) (Charlesworth, Sarah C Derrington and Downes JJ)


COSTS – application for leave to appeal a costs order – whether leave to appeal should be granted – whether primary judgment attended by sufficient doubt – whether adequate reasons given by primary judge – where delay in giving judgment – whether primary judge erred in concluding that first respondent’s resistance of the proceeding was not unarguable or hopeless – application for leave to appeal dismissed