- Beamish & Coburn (Deceased)  FamCAFC 20
- Behrendt & Cadenet (No. 2)  FamCA 19
- Beroni & Corelli  FamCAFC 9
- Crawford  FamCA 15
No error in trial judge’s order that applicant’s barrister and solicitor pay respondent’s costs where property case improperly pursued
In Beamish & Coburn (Deceased)  FamCAFC 20 (22 February 2021) the Full Court (Aldridge, Austin & Tree JJ) dismissed with costs an appeal in a case where a live in carer had sought a declaration as to the existence of a de facto relationship and property orders.
The Court found there was no evidence of the breakdown of a de facto relationship. The applicant’s barrister and solicitor appealed the order that they be jointly and severally liable for the respondent’s costs, fixed at $100,000.
The Full Court said (from ):
‘The initiating application … was signed by [the applicant] … At line 27, a cross indicated that a date of final separation was “[n]ot applicable” …
 In her affidavit … [the applicant] … said:
… I believe [we] are still a couple but for the restrictions placed on me to visit him at his nursing home …
… [The deceased] did not voluntarily leave me but was forced to …
 … [D]ifficulties emerge from this evidence.