Brendan Hobson v Northern Sydney Local Health District [2014] NSWSC 375 required consideration of interlocutory applications by a medical negligence claimant, who suffered paraplegia following a surgical procedure.

Although the court noted that there were special reasons warranting discovery orders at an appropriate time, the time was not yet appropriate. The application was adjourned, with orders permitting service of subpoenas in the meantime which might permit the claimant access to relevant documents in any event.