Dacich v Director of Public Prosecutions (No 1) [2020] NSWCA 297 (19 November 2020) (Basten JA at [1]; Meagher at [18]; Simpson AJA at [19])


Catchwords:


JUDICIAL REVIEW – adjournment – criminal proceedings – review of sentence appeal – applicant on bail – protracted procedural history – requirement for finality in criminal proceedings – claim to have lodged internal appeal from refusal of legal aid – bona fides of attempts to obtain legal representation – circumstances in which court may vacate hearing – Legal Aid Commission Act 1979 (NSW), s 57