Update 52, May 2023
[2-0000] Case management
Cheng v Motor Yacht Sales Australia Pty Ltd t/as the Boutique Boat Co (2022) 108 NSWLR 342 has been added at [2-0010] Overview and [2-0020] General principles to demonstrate application of s 60 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005. The case Be Financial Pty Ltd as trustee for Be Financial Operations Trust v Das  NSWCA 164 has also been added at [2-0020].
[2-2600] Stay of pending proceedings
At [2-2600] The power the case Moubarak by his tutor Coorey v Holt (2019) 100 NSWLR 218 has been added for its summary of the principles governing permanent stays of proceedings. Stokes v Toyne  NSWCA 59, which affirmed Moubarak, has also been added.
At [2-2680] Abuse of process the case CBRE (V) Pty Ltd v Trilogy Funds Management Ltd (2021) 107 NSWLR 202 has been added to highlight that a permanent stay of proceedings on the grounds of abuse of process should only be ordered in exceptional circumstances.
The references at [2-3900] Introduction have been updated to reflect the newest edition of The Laws of Australia, as has the table at [2-3970] Table of limitation provisions in NSW.
At [2-3900] the case In the matter of Auzhair Supplies Pty Ltd (in liq)  NSWSC 1 has been replaced with the Court of Appeal judgment: Gerace v Aushair Supplies Pty Ltd  NSWCA 181.
[2-4100] Freezing orders
The case Bennett v NSW  NSWSC 1406 has been added at [2-4130] Danger that a judgment may go unsatisfied as an example. At [2-4200] Duration of the order the case Resort Hotels Management Pty Ltd v Resort Hotels of Australia Pty Ltd (1991) 22 NSWLR 730 has been added.
[2-4600] Persons under legal incapacity
The case Perera v Alpha Westmead Private Hospital (t/as Westmead Private Hospital)  NSWSC 571 has been added for its summary of authorities at [2-4600] Definition, and at [2-4700] Compromise for its analysis on incapacity under s 76 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005. The case Mao v AMP Superannuation Ltd  NSWSC 987 has also been added at [2-4700].
[2-5900] Security for costs
Decisions have been added to discussion of the principles for security for costs including Ward v Westpac Banking Corporation Ltd  NSWCA 11; Treloar Constructions Pty Ltd v McMillan  NSWCA 302; Levy v Bablis  NSWCA 128; Republic of Kazakhstan v Istil Group Inc  EWCA Civ 1468; Misthold Pty Ltd v NSW Historic Sites and Railway Heritage Company Pty Ltd  NSWSC 42; T & H Pty Ltd v Nguyen  NSWCA 180; SSPeetham Pty Ltd as trustee for the CHB CDI Trust v Marcos Accountants Pty Ltd  NSWSC 378; Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott (No 2)  NSWCA 48; Euromark Ltd v Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd (No 2)  VSC 393; and Boz One Pty Ltd v McLellan  VSCA 145.
Also added is a “traps for young players” section (see [2-5930] General principles relevant to the exercise of the discretion) on one of the most common security for costs legal issues, namely a small company that does not have recent tax or accounting records and there is a challenge to the admissibility of the records on this basis. Included are the decisions most commonly referred to: Strategic Financial and Project Services Pty Ltd v Bank of China Ltd  FCA 604 and A40 Construction and Maintenance Group Pty Ltd v Smith (No 2)  VSC 72.
[4-1100] Tendency and coincidence
At [4-1140] The tendency rule – s 97 reference to s 55(1) of the Mental Health (Criminal Procedure) Act 1990 (repealed) has been updated to s 94(1) of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020.
[5-1000] Special Statutory Compensation List
Changes have been made to a few sections, most notably at [5-1030] Police Regulation (Superannuation) Act 1906 in which the discussion of provisions of the Act has been updated and the cases Day v SAS Trustee Corp  NSWCA 71; Day v SAS Trustee Corp  NSWDC 381; and Pascoe v SAS Trustee Corp  NSWCA 244 have been added.
The case Death v Workers Compensation (Dust Diseases) Authority (No 1)  NSWDC 103 has been added to [5-1070] Workers’ Compensation (Dust Diseases) Act 1942.
[5-4000] Proceedings for defamation in NSW
A number of updates and recent cases have been provided throughout the chapter, at [5-4005] The legislative framework; [5-4006] Defamation Amendment Act 2020; [5-4010] The pleadings; [5-4020] Applications to amend or to strike out pleadings and other pre-trial issues; [5-4030] Applications to amend or to strike out imputations; [5-4040] Other interlocutory applications; [5-4060] Conduct of the trial (judge sitting alone); [5-4070] Additional matters for conduct of the trial before a jury; [5-4090] Damages; and [5-4095] Aggravated compensatory damages.
[6-1000] The legal framework for the compensation of personal injury in NSW
Repealed s 67 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 has been deleted from [6-1010] General workers and s 128 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 has been renumbered to s 141B at [6-1040] Claims subject to the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999.
Amendments have been made at [6-1045] Claims subject to the Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 to reflect changes brought by the Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Act 2022 commencing 1 April 2023.
A new section has been added at [7-0125] Illegality as a limiting principle. State Rail Authority of NSW v Wiegold (1991) 25 NSWLR 500 has been added which held that a defendant should not be held responsible for the losses a plaintiff sustains that result from a rational and voluntary decision to engage in criminal activity. The following cases are also referred to: March v Stramare Pty Ltd (1991) 171 CLR 506; Anderson v Hotel Capital Trading Pty Ltd  NSWCA 78; Holt v Manufacturers’ Mutual Insurance Ltd  QSC 230; Bailey v Nominal Defendant  QCA 344; Hunter Area Health Service v Presland (2005) 63 NSWLR 22; Tomasevic v State of Victoria  VSC 415; Grey v Simpson (Court of Appeal, 3/4/87, unrep); and Trajkovski v Ken’s Painting & Decorating Services Pty Ltd  NSWSC 568.
The case Constantinidis v Prentice (No 2)  NSWSC 160 has been added at [8-0160] Quantification of costs in relation to gross sum costs orders.