BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION – malicious damage to property – action for trespass – standing of plaintiff to bring action for trespass – whether plaintiff had exclusive possession of the property – whether plaintiff entitled to recover loss for damage to the reversion – measure of damages for damage to the reversion – whether second defendant caused the malicious damage – whether second defendant carried out construction work for the purpose of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) – whether second defendant acted in breach of his statutory duty of care under that Act in relation to that construction work

Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd atf Jesmond Unit Trust v DSD Builders Pty Ltd (in liq) [2022] NSWSC 624 (19 May 2022)