The following changes have been incorporated into this update:
[2-0500] Alternative dispute resolution
This chapter has been substantially revised and updated.
New paragraphs have been added at [2-0588] Jurisdiction and rules of evidence, [2-0595] Arbitrations under the Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 and at [2-0598] Role of the court under the Commercial Arbitration Act, which include the cases of Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd  HCA 13 and Ku-ring-gai Council v Ichor Constructions Pty Ltd (2019) 99 NSWLR 260.
The article, U Tahur, “Does mandatory ADR impact on access to justice and litigation costs?” (2019) 30 ADJR 31, has been added to Further reading.
[2-1200] Change of venue and transfer between NSW courts
The case of JK Williams Staff Pty Ltd v Sydney Water Corp  NSWSC 220, regarding the appropriateness of proceedings being heard in the Land and Environment Court, has been added at [2-1210] under the subheading Transfer between Supreme Court and Land and Environment Court.
[2-2600] Stay of pending proceedings
Two new cases have been added at [2-2690] Other grounds on which proceedings may be stayed:
- Australian Health and Nutrition Assoc Ltd v Hive Marketing Group Pty Ltd (2019) 99 NSWLR 419 has been included where a partial stay of proceedings may be granted where not all parties to litigation are parties to the relevant exclusive jurisdiction clause
- Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd  HCA 13, where a stay may be granted due to an agreement to arbitrate before action.
[2-6300] Judgments and orders
A minor amendment has been made at [2-6490] Entry of judgments and orders following the Uniform Civil Procedure (Amendment No 93) Rule 2020, No 140 of 2020 (LW 9 April 2020), which inserts “judicial officer or” before “registrar” in rule 36.11(2A)(a).
[5-0200] Appeals except to the Court of Appeal
Regarding an appeal from an associate judge of the Supreme Court to a judge of that court, the court may receive further evidence (s75A(7)), but only on special grounds if the appeal is from a judgment following a trial or hearing on the merits. For the meaning of “special grounds”, the case of Comlin Holdings Pty Ltd v Metlej Developments Pty Ltd (2019) 99 NSWLR 447 at – has been added.
[5-7000] Intentional Torts
This chapter has been revised as follows:
[5-7120] Malicious prosecution
It is noted that in relation to proceedings for damages on the basis of malicious prosecution, an appeal to the Court of Appeal was dismissed in Wood v State of NSW  NSWCA 313.
In proceedings for false imprisonment, it is necessary to consider first whether the plaintiff was detained and second, if so, whether there was a justification for the detention. The High Court unanimously agreed in NSW v Robinson  HCA 46, that an arrest under s 99 of LEPRA can only be for the purpose, as soon as reasonably practicable, of taking the arrested person before a magistrate and that the arrest in this case was unlawful.
[5-7185] Collateral abuse of process
Following the decision in Burton v Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions  NSWCA 245, a new section outlining the tort of collateral abuse of process has been added.
[5-8500] Applications for judicial review of administrative decisions
The case of Li v Attorney General for NSW (2019) 99 NSWLR 630 has been added at [5-8505] Jurisdiction, where in dismissing an appeal pursuant to s 69 of the Supreme Court Act, it was doubted the aphorism that justice must be “seen to be done” was ever intended to be a test of the validity of judicial, let alone administrative, decision-making and does not constitute a separate ground of review or a freestanding test for validity of that decision-making.
[9-0700] Enforcement of foreign judgments
D Butler, “Enforcement of foreign judgments: does an issue estoppel arise from a foreign court’s determination of its own jurisdiction?” (2019) 93 ALJ 558 has been added to “Further references”.