Great Northern Developments Pty Ltd v Lane [2021] NSWCA 150 (21 July 2021) (Bathurst CJ at [1]; Leeming JA at [79]; Emmett AJA at [106])


Catchwords:


APPEALS – right of appeal – scope of right – excess or lack of jurisdiction below – jurisdiction of the District Court – where there is a common law cause of action for money had and received

APPEALS – right of appeal – scope of right – excess or lack of jurisdiction below – jurisdiction of the District Court – whether proceeding is for “relief against fraud of mistake” – District Court Act 1973 (NSW), s 134

CONTRACTS – breach of contract – consequences of breach – right to damages – where total failure of consideration

CONTRACTS – termination – consequences of termination – restitutionary claims – where total failure of consideration

JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS – interest – pre-judgment interest – rate applicable – where respondent succeeded on restitutionary claim – whether it was open to the primary judge to select the same rate of interest agreed to by the parties – Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW), s 100