Ahern v Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd [2021] NSWCA 166 (06 August 2021) (Meagher JA at [1]; White JA at [98]; Brereton JA at [125])


Catchwords:


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – orders of District Court dismissing appeal on questions of law from costs assessment review panel – where District Court decided reasons given by review panel were adequate – whether jurisdictional error in applying incorrect test for adequacy of reasons – whether error of law on the face of the record in relation to decision that reasons adequate

COSTS – costs assessment – determination by review panel of amount of costs of assessment process and by whom payable – whether review panel required to determine “fair and reasonable amount”