Recent Cases

Whittington v Newman [2024] NSWCA 27 (16 February 2024) (Leeming and Stern JJA, Simpson AJA)


DEFAMATION – appeal from order granting leave to amend – adequacy of pleading and particulars – amendment to pleading introduced matters arising after commencement of Defamation Amendment Act 2020 (NSW) – operation of concerns notice to matters introduced by amendment – whether sufficient particulars of serious harm to reputation provided – whether sufficient particulars of publication provided – significance of claims of denial of procedural fairness in deciding points of law adversely to defendant