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VIC Directions Hearing Fast-Tracked - Approval from Authority?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by john coles, 20 May 2016.

  1. john coles

    john coles Active Member

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    The First Directions Hearing was completed with Directions Orders given by the Court, The Respondent must provide the discovery by a certain date. The Respondent fail to do so. No mediation was offered and was fast-tracked into a hearing.

    Shouldn't there be applications, paperwork trail for the case to be fast-tracked? And shouldn't there be an approval by authority?
     
  2. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    I assume you're in the Federal Circuit court?

    Non compliance with directions predominantly becomes a costs issue. Assuming that you're a self-represented litigant, there are no costs payable to lay litigants.

    Have you thought about getting legal representation?
     
  3. john coles

    john coles Active Member

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    G'day Serge,

    Federal Court. Cheers, mate.

    Yeah, did have legal Rep, then when we were fast tracked, they tucked tail and ran (Sydney Firm trying to establish Melb). Was trying to get my head around the process of being fast tracked to Trial. What paperwork is required, if any, etc? Approval?

    Cheers
     

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