Beckett v New South Wales

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeFrench CJ,Hayne,Crennan,Kiefel,Bell JJ.,Gageler J.
Judgment Date08 May 2013
Neutral Citation2013-0508 HCA C,[2013] HCA 17
Docket NumberS144/2012
Date08 May 2013
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    • Australia
    • High Court
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    ...525 at 533-534 per Sir Andrew Scoble for the Privy Council. 69 (1851) 1 Legge 706 at 707 per Stephen CJ. 70 Beckett v New South Wales (2013) 248 CLR 432 at 446 [30] per French CJ, Hayne, Crennan, Kiefel and Bell JJ; [2013] HCA 17, citing New South Wales Act 1823 (Imp) (4 Geo IV c 96), s 4 a......
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1 firm's commentaries
  • NSW Government Bulletin - 22 May 2013
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 24 May 2013 taken against the accused under s.7(2)b of the DPP Act 1986 (NSW). In the media Roseanne Beckett v the State of New South Wales [2013] HCA 17 The High Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision overruling a previous High Court decision from nine decades ago. In its decision i......
1 books & journal articles
  • The Development of the High Court's Willingness to Overrule Common Law Precedent
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 45-2, June 2017
    • 1 June 2017
    ...(2001) 206 CLR 512 (that overturned the ‘highway rule’ immunity in tort, and is discussed in the text above); Beckett v New South Wales (2013) 248 CLR 432 (regarding the requirements for the tort of malicious prosecution, this decision overturned traditional doctrine to hold that terminatio......

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