Robert Sheldon SC
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Recent cases of potential interest

Appeal – error?

Elskaf v GIO General Limited [2019] NSWCA 23 Appeal from a decision of the District Court. The primary Judge (Wass...

TPD: delay and duty of good faith

Sargeant v FSS Trustee Corporation [2018] NSWSC 1997 Delay in deciding claims 100 As already noted, the question is whether...

Obvious and insignificant risk resulting from unevenness in surface

In 2015 the appellant, then aged 70, tripped outside the entrance to an aged care facility operated by the respondent....

Costs of defending criminal proceedings flowing from wrongful arrest not recoverable

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Aeroplane colliding with kangaroo on rural landing field

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Real estate agents: mere conduits?

Reasonable purchasers in the position of the Hyders would have taken from their inspection of the property, the relevant marketing...

Preliminary discovery

APPEALS – civil procedure – preliminary discovery – Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW), r 5.3(1) – where application dismissed...

Police powers and duties: incoherence and incompatibility; Summary dismissal

CIVIL PROCEDURE – summary disposal – dismissal of proceedings – primary judge summarily dismissed proceedings on basis that defendant did...

Solicitor's duties: retainer etc

TORTS — Negligence — Professional Negligence — Solicitor and Client — No formal retainer TORTS — Negligence — Professional Negligence...
About Me

I was admitted to the bar in 1991.  I took silk in 2009.  Before that I was a solicitor and before that a paralegal.

I try to do work in any area I am offered, but I will not appear or work without an instructing solicitor.

My hourly and daily rates vary depending on the type of work and the client: if you want to get an idea of my fees, email me. If you have a different fee proposal let me know and I Amy be prepared to accomodate you. Feel free to ask me for a CV.

About The Dog

The dog is my cherished Meadow, the chocolate labrador who is 4 years old.

She had a hard life: her first family decided she was too much trouble so they gave her back to her breeder.

Luckily for her it was our son’s birthday and our first choccy, Romany, had died a few months earlier.  He was very close to her, so we ‘adopted’ a choccy.

Recent Cases

Recent cases of mine