Recent Cases

Sun v Chapman [2022] NSWCA 132 (26 July 2022) (Leeming, White and Brereton JJA)


Catchwords:


SUCCESSION – family provision – claim by alleged de facto partner of the deceased for provision from the deceased’s estate under Succession Act 2006 (NSW), Ch 3 – whether eligible person – whether in a de facto relationship at time of death – whether there were factors warranting the making of the application for family provision

CIVIL PROCEDURE – appeals – standard of appellate review regarding a decision as to whether a criterion for a claimant to be an eligible person for the purposes of s 57(1) of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) has been met