High Court of Australia

Nobarani v Mariconte [2018] HCA 36

15 Aug 2018

Case Number: S270/2017


Kiefel CJ, Gageler, Nettle, Gordon, Edelman JJ


Practice and procedure – Appeals – Denial of procedural fairness – Where appellant unrepresented – Where nature of hearing altered at short notice – Where appellant's applications for adjournments refused – Whether appellant denied procedural fairness at trial – Whether denial of procedural fairness amounted to "substantial wrong or miscarriage" – Whether appellant denied possibility of successful outcome – Whether new trial should be ordered.

Succession law – Wills, probate, and administration – Grant of probate – Where appellant claimed interest in challenging will – Where respondent granted probate of will in solemn form – Whether appellant had interest in challenging will.

Words and phrases – "adjournment", "caveat", "denial of procedural fairness", "possibility of a successful outcome", "probate", "procedural fairness", "substantial wrong or miscarriage".

Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW) – ss 75A, 101(1)(a).

Supreme Court Rules 1970 (NSW) – Pt 78 rr 42, 43, 44(4), 66, 69, 71.

Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) – r 51. 53(1).

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