Recent Cases

Will v Brighton (No 2) [2021] NSWCA 8 (12 February 2021) (Bell P; Basten JA; Simpson AJA)


APPEAL – application for leave to appeal – orders – where grant of application for leave to appeal conditioned on applicant agreeing not to press for an order setting aside the quashing of the conviction of the respondent – where resulting orders of Court of Appeal set aside an order allowing an appeal against conviction but also set aside an order dismissing charges under s 530(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and remit the matter to the Local Court for determination in accordance with law in circumstances where no express finding had been made in relation to the mental element of the charges preferred.

COSTS – where mixed outcome of proceedings in Court of Appeal – costs in the discretion of the Court – no order as to costs.