Burrows v Macpherson and Kelley Lawyers (Sydney) Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCA 148 (16 July 2021) (Meagher JA at [1]; Leeming JA at [20]; White JA at [140].)


Catchwords:


COSTS – “Chorley” exception – client sued former solicitor for negligence in failing to enforce a favourable costs order in Family Court proceedings – former solicitor represented by incorporated legal practice which was its sole shareholder – whether District Court erred in dismissing client’s action for negligence – former solicitor sought gross sum costs order – whether District Court erred in failing to grant second adjournment – whether District Court erred in making gross sum costs order – whether former solicitor to be equated with incorporated legal practice which represented it