The place of “error” in the appellate process

STRINGER & OR v WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE MANAGEMENT CO (SA) PTY LTD [2017] SASCFC 138 A trial Judge has primary responsibility for factual adjudication.  The Judge’s findings should not be disturbed unless good and sufficient reason to do so is positively...

Leave to appeal

State of New South Wales v Bouffler [2017] NSWCA 185 11. Leave to appeal will only be granted where there are substantial reasons to allow an appellate review: Carolan v AMF Bowling Pty Ltd t/as Bennetts Green Bowl [1995] NSWCA 69; Rodi v Gelonesi [2012] NSWCA 424 at...

What is an “order”

Nash v Silver City Drilling (NSW) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 100 In written submissions, the respondent relied squarely upon the judgment of this Court in Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) v Roslyndale Shipping Pty Ltd. [1] The respondent referred in particular to the...

Approach to factual findings in an appeal

  Ralston v Jurisich [2017] NSWCA 6 I do not think that there is any hard and fast rule. The general position established by Warren v Coombes [15] is that on an appeal by way of rehearing from a judge sitting without a jury, an appellate court is in general in as...