Recent Cases

Young v Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales [2020] NSWCA 360 (24 December 2020) (Leeming JA at [1]; Emmett AJA at [56]; Preston CJ Of Lec at [89])


ANIMALS — prevention of cruelty to animals — private prosecution under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act — guilty verdict — charges subsequently dismissed under Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW), s 32

TORTS — malicious prosecution — malicious criminal proceedings — elements of tort — application for summary dismissal — whether s 32 dismissal constitutes a termination of proceedings in favour of a plaintiff