POSTSCRIPT: Rafailidis appeal dismissed

The Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in Rafailidis v Roads and Maritime Services [2015] NSWCA 143, dismissing Mrs Koula Rafailidis’ appeal against the judgments of Craig J and Sheahan J. Our earlier blog on Castle-style arguments in compulsory acquisition litigation examined one of these cases at first instance. The Court of Appeal (Beazley P,…

The Castle-style arguments

Recent cases on the Just Terms Act The iconic Australian satire The Castle follows an Australian family who successfully challenged a compulsory acquisition of their land. One of the arguments comically portrayed in the film was that the acquisition was against the ‘vibe’ of the law. Two cases recently handed down by the Land and…