Recent Cases

Sims v The Commonwealth (No 2) [2023] NSWCA 30 (23 February 2023) (Bell CJ, Meagher and White JJA)


COSTS – mixed outcome on appeal – where quantum of damages awarded to the respondent at first instance was substantially reduced on appeal – where principal issue on appeal was resolved in favour of the appellant – where settlement offers made by both parties before the proceedings at first instance – whether it was unreasonable for the respondent to reject the appellant’s settlement offers – appropriate costs orders with respect to the costs of the trial and the appeal