Friday, 22 October 2010

New District Court rules

This is just anecdotal evidence, but in talking to the High Court staff today, they had noticed an increase in summary judgment applications filed in the High Court but within the District Court level of  $200,000. This is an obvious vote of no confidence in the new procedure in the District Court. This combined with the silly new filing fees (look at this) which instead of rounded amounts are now silly amounts like $408.89 increased from $400, makes me wonder who in the Ministry of Justice actually has any experience at the coal face of practice, and why they appear not to consult with practical people. I despair.

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