0 0 Grant Shand Grant Shand2020-05-15 04:05:582020-05-15 04:05:58More Earthquake Tribunal Problems.
The Practice Note Number 2 is more stupidity from the Canterbury Earthquake Tribunal. It purports to be about Covid 19 effects, but goes further than that. https://www.justice.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Publications/CEIT-practice-note-2-2020.pdf
It says that the Tribunal will not decide about compliance with the Building Code. Courts decide this issue all the time. Hearings will not be adjourned if a lawyer cannot attend for Covid travel reasons. It wants to force parties to have Christchurch lawyers. The Tribunal can resolve legal and factual issues on the papers. Parties can be ordered to attend settlement conferences by video link conducted by a Tribunal member. After the settlement conference the Tribunal can convene a hearing on paper after which it will issue an indicative ruling. More waste of time and money.