(1) that proceedings of the kind to which the tort applies (generally ... criminal proceedings) were initiated against the plaintiff by the defendant;
(2) that the proceedings were terminated in favour of the plaintiff;
(3) that the defendant, in initiating or maintaining the proceedings acted maliciously; and
(4) that the defendant acted without reasonable cause."
In addition, the plaintiff must prove damage: New South Wales v Landini  NSWCA 157, at  per Macfarlan JA. In the present case, there is no challenge to the award of $75,000 as compensatory damages for malicious prosecution.