Recent Cases

Lynn v State of New South Wales [2019] NSWCA 300 (09 December 2019) (Basten JA at [1]; Leeming JA at [2]; White JA at [87])


HIGH RISK OFFENDER – appeal from making of continuing detention order – whether conviction for manslaughter on the basis of excessive self-defence was a “serious violence offence” – whether error in not specifying commencement date for continuing detention order – alleged errors in criminal record – alleged errors in submissions to primary judge and summaries provided to experts – whether error in assessing risk – appeal dismissed