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QLD How Long Order from Small Claims Tribunal Last?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by tinned, 3 July 2016.

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  1. tinned

    tinned Active Member

    14 June 2016
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    I took a person to the Small Claims Tribunal (SCT) back in 2008. I was issued an Order of the Tribunal for the full amount, however, the person did not pay within the 28 days and refused to negotiate. I requested an oral examination of her financial circumstances on behalf of the SCT and found the person was in a bad way financially (they claimed so, anyway). They've since got a job and done some travelling, so I would like to enforce the order through the courts now that they can't fabricate their financial position.

    I was told at the time that orders from the SCT last for 10 years. Is this correct? I've heard conflicting reports that this was changed to 7 years.

    Can someone please confirm this? The order is from the Small Claims Tribunal in QLD (prior to QCAT) and doesn't have an expiry date on the order.
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Not 100% sure in QLD. Think it might be 12 years.

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