Robert Sheldon SC
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Recent cases of potential interest

Compulsory acquisition; statutory construction; vested rights

Roads and Maritime Services v Desane Properties Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 196 (more…)

"Means and includes"

  Council of the Law Society of New South Wales v Bouzanis [2017] NSWCA 330 I turn now to the...

Vicissitudes and life expectancy

Section 13 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) applies to damages for future economic loss both in respect of...

Negligence – need to deal with each suggested precaution by reference to s. 5B(1)

NEGLIGENCE – occupier’s liability – customer trips and falls in appellant’s premises while entering a children’s play area – play...

Loss of commercial opportunity

CONTRACT – breach - solicitor’s retainer – failure to pursue proceedings against third party – loss of commercial opportunity of...

Appealing against the exercise of a judicial discretion

Elzahed v State of New South Wales [2018] NSWCA 103 When a court is invited to make a discretionary decision,...

Tip fire: representative proceedings

TORTS – representative proceedings – negligence – plaintiff suffered injury through fire – determination of liability – no claim for...

Direct action against insurer

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Murphy, McCarthy & Associates Pty Limited v Zurich Australian Insurance Limited [2018]...

Contempt

CONTEMPT – contempt of court – improper pressure – interference with the administration of justice as a continuing process (more…)
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