Recent Cases

The Sydney Cosmetic Specialist Clinic Pty Ltd v Hu [2022] NSWCA 1 (28 January 2022) (Basten, Gleeson and McCallum JJA)


APPEALS – application for leave – whether grant of leave should be revoked – whether reasonably clear injustice going beyond something that is merely arguable

CIVIL PROCEDURE – pleadings and particulars – pleadings in defamation – adequacy of particulars of publication, identification and extrinsic facts – where plaintiffs alleged five posts in WeChat group were defamatory – plaintiffs failed to comply with condition of leave to replead – seventh version of pleadings over four years – whether pleadings provided sufficient particulars for defendants to know case they have to meet – whether primary judge erred in summarily dismissing proceedings