District Court

Baioumy v Wendt [2017] QDC 055 (15/94) Morzone QC DCJ 10 March 2017

Full-text: QDC17-055.pdf


PROCEDURE – JURISDICTION AND GENERALLY – Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) – application for leave to proceed despite non-compliance with pre-litigation procedures – cross application for summary judgment - plaintiff filed proceedings for damages for false imprisonment before expiry of limitation period – plaintiff failed to service notice of claim before commencing proceedings or expiry of limitation period – whether failure to comply with pre-litigation procedure renders proceeding not justiciable, invalid or nullity - where notice of claim served outside limitation period – exercise of discretion – explanation of non-compliance due to interstate solicitor’s ignorance of practice and procedure – whether prejudice merely because loss of limitation defence - whether non-compliance is excusable or whether to strike out statement of claim – whether to stay proceeding pending compliance

PROCEDURE – SUMMARY JUDGMENT – whether plaintiff has real prospects of success – whether need for a trial

Uniform Civil Procedure Rules considered

Rule 293 - Summary judgment for defendant