Monthly Archives: September 2015


NSW Court of Appeal overturns costs order against non party


In Yu v Cao [2015] NSWCA 276 the New South Wales Court of Appeal considered a costs order made at first instance that a non-party to a defamation proceeding pay the costs of both the plaintiff and the defendant. Prior to the matter reaching a hearing, the plaintiff had developed a suspicion that the non-party may have [...]

NSW Court of Appeal considers effect of Calderbank offers


On 7 September 2015, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Perisher Blue Pty Ltd v Nair-Smith (No 2) [2015] NSWCA 268. At first instance, Dr Nair-Smith successfully sued Perisher Blue for personal injury damages following a skiing accident. Perisher Blue later successfully appealed that decision and were ordered costs on an ordinary [...]