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Soo, Lin Seng v Victoria Legal Aid  VSC 577
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE, ABUSE OF PROCESS
Supreme Court of Victoria
Common Law Division
Soo, Lin Seng v Victoria Legal Aid
29 September 2022
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - Application for summary dismissal - Section 62 of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) - Whether proceeding has any real prospects of success.
ABUSE OF PROCESS - Claim against Victoria Legal Aid for alleged failure to provide adequate legal representation for a criminal trial is an impermissible collateral attack on the outcome of a criminal proceeding outside the appellate process - Claim could only be successful if plaintiff successfully argued that the outcome at trial would have been different - Summary judgment granted.