The plaintiff sought leave to amend his statement of claim in the proceeding, this application was refused by the Judge, except in respect of agreed deletions, the Judge also ordered adverse costs orders against the plaintiffs.
The Court also remitted the decision of whether roads or driveways fall within the definition of ‘significant improvement’ to the Commissioner. The Court’s interpretation of ‘any significant improvement’ significantly extends the areas and types of land for which miners will require written consent from landowners to access.
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Well drafted, reliable expert evidence is invaluable as it can facilitate early settlement of a matter or significantly bolster a party’s position during the hearing. This case is a timely reminder of the delicacies of expert reports. Here are a few key tips to keep in mind in relation to expert reports.
Taking into account the manner in which the appeal was conducted by the parties, each party’s criticism of the other, the fact that there was considerable merit in the case presented by each party which left me to make the final decision on balance by a very small margin, and all other relevant considerations, it is my view that, notwithstanding an outcome in favour of Mr Kelly, I ought to make no order as to costs. Each party should bear their own costs of the appeal.
– John Lesser Magistrate
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Since the decision, well-known plaintiff law firms have indicated that the case has precedent value for similarly-affected home owners. The decision may see a number of claims brought in the Tribunal relating to slab heave arising from the improper construction of foundations of houses in Melbourne’s west, an area of ongoing residential expansion known for its highly reactive clay soils.
to provide for medicinal use of products derived from cannabis by establishing a scheme—
for supply to and treatment of Victorians with specified conditions with approved medicinal cannabis products of reliable quality and known composition; and
which preserves the prohibition of unlawful trafficking, cultivation, supply and use of the drug of dependence Cannabis L.; and
to provide for the lawful manufacture of medicinal cannabis products; and
to consequentially amend the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and make related amendments to certain other Acts.