Amendment

PLEADINGS – amendment of pleadings – whether proposed amendments raise new issues – where defendants in possession of plaintiff’s expert obstetric opinion since April 2015 raising the issues now sought to be particularised – whether defendants prejudiced by proposed...

Onus of proof

  Keith v Gal [2016] NSWCA 152   1.   In 2001, the appellant, Mr Clifford Keith, was injured when the vehicle he was driving collided with the rear of a tow truck driven by the respondent, Mr Adrian Gal, which pulled abruptly into the lane in which Mr Keith...

Administrative Law

Ali v AAI Limited [2016] NSWCA 110 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – motor vehicle accident – review of certificate of medical assessor – scope of statutory duty to give reasons – extent of reference to large volume of material supplied by parties – relevant...

Medical negligence

  Kwong v Abdulwahab [2016] NSWCA 107 APPEAL – civil – whether primary judge erred in findings of fact – challenge to findings of fact without foundation – findings of fact supported by evidence – no material errors made DAMAGES – negligent medical treatment –...

Duty of development consent authority

Bankstown City Council v Zraika; Roads and Maritime Services v Zraika [2016] NSWCA 51   LOCAL GOVERNMENT – development consent – function of determining applications for development consent – whether local council as planning authority owed duty of care – nature...