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Infant Approval Judgment: Is the personal injury settlement in the best interests of the child?

A recent Supreme Court of NSW infant approval judgment in the matter of Benjamin Fletcher by his tutor Victoria Fletcher v South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (“Fletcher”) outlines various factors that need to be considered when deciding whether a settlement is beneficial to a person under legal incapacity.

How much do you like updating procurement policies? Hopefully a lot: Appeal mechanism to be introduced to Public Works and Procurement Act (NSW) any day now

The NSW Government has recently passed a bill that will give suppliers the power to challenge procurement decisions that are in breach, or potentially, in breach of an ‘enforceable procurement provision’ of the NSW Procurement Board.

Further Thoughts on the District Court’s power to determine “Commercial” Matters

There has been a further Supreme Court decision regarding the legislative anomaly which has created great uncertainty over the power of the District Court to determine “Commercial” matters. 
  • 15 Oct 2018


Do special reasons exist?

A plaintiff sought orders from the Supreme Court that the defendant answer additional interrogatories in a matter that was listed for hearing in a few days.
  • 9 Nov 2017


A claim by a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician against a Private Hospital

This Supreme Court decision relates to a claim by a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician against a private hospital for contribution to damages arising out of the death of a patient following an elective hysterectomy.

Appeal lodged by a patient concerning a community treatment order

On 3 December 2015 we reported on a Court of Appeal decision in relation to an appeal lodged by a patient concerning a community treatment order (CTO).
  • 20 Jan 2016

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