Hi every one,
The actual Appeals hearing will either be commencing in March or May next year. The Appeals are heard at 2 periods. As you can see lots to do between now and then. I will probably seek May as Christmas late Dec and all of Jan are unproductive from the legal fraternity’s perspective. I have much to do and time is of the essence.
Thankfully they have agreed to a range of ways to assist us including the preparation of the Court Appeal books and this saves us a lot of money……
I will also be seeking free, in tomorrow’s proceedings, approval from the Judge for the transcript for the 1st Interlocutory hearing before Mortimer J – the one for the vacation of the original trial dates. That transcript would be another $2/3000.
The discussions in planning this document went very well and I found them, the Respondents, very constructive. At least the need for vast sums of money has been totally removed – especially as the submission for the waiver of all court fees ( completed 2 weeks ago ) has been successful with the FDA Registry.
Even the lodgement of the appeal would have been $4500. Plus all the Court Appeal books, and the daily appearance fees as per tomorrow at approx +/- $3000 per day.
The Court Books of Appeal being agreed to as now being the responsibility of the Australian Government Solicitors ( and they have agreed to do this in the 2nd draft proposed orders, now inclusive ) is remarkable. This is a massive job that has been circumvented, the contents are not up for question it is the sheer volume. The contents are only as per the trial.
So we gain nothing by doing the work – yet at great cost.
We will see how we go in Court tomorrow. New judge and all – Judge Griffith appointed 2012
The actual Appeal will be three Judges.
Thank you for your ongoing support.