Recent Cases

Lahoud v Willoughby City Council [2022] NSWCA 214 (21 October 2022) (Ward P and Mitchelmore JA)


APPEALS — Leave to appeal — Interlocutory decision of the Land and Environment Court to refuse joinder of the Willoughby Local Planning Panel to proceedings — Whether joinder of the Panel to the judicial review proceeding was mandatory pursuant to r 59.3(4) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) (UCPR) — Whether primary judge erred in not exercising the discretion under r 6.24 of the UCPR to join the Panel as a necessary or proper party to the proceeding — Leave to appeal refused