Recent Cases

The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore v GLJ [2022] NSWCA 78 (01 June 2022) (Macfarlan, Brereton and Mitchelmore JJA)


Catchwords:


CIVIL PROCEDURE – application for permanent stay of proceedings seeking damages for alleged sexual assault in 1968 – where alleged perpetrator died before applicant on notice of allegation – where no other witnesses to alleged assault – where no documents dating back to or around the time of the alleged assault relating to allegation – no meaningful opportunity for applicant to engage with central question of whether alleged perpetrator committed alleged sexual assault