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Simon declares victory over the court backlog

By 14 May 2012 3

Attorney General Simon Corbell is celebrating chewing through the Supreme Court backlog at the start of law week.

“Of the 72 matters listed for the first 5 weeks of the blitz, more than half of the matters were settled (42 matters), 9 matters were completed with decisions reserved, 4 matters were vacated, 2 matters adjourned, 1 matter discontinued, 1 sent to a referee and 3 matters are still in progress.

“Of the 39 criminal cases listed in the first 6 week period, 32 already had a trial date and 31 of those were brought forward. More than half of these were brought forward by more than 7 months.”

Mr Corbell addressed ACT lawyers, judges, magistrates and Law Society officials at a breakfast today held to mark the start of this year’s Law Week, which runs from 14–20 May 2012.

“I wish to thank the legal profession for its support of recent Government initiatives to better improve the delivery of justice in the ACT. The cooperation of the profession has been critical to the blitz’s success, and I look forward to seeing these positive results continue in coming weeks,” he said.

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3 Responses to Simon declares victory over the court backlog
#1
Jane Doe9:10 pm, 14 May 12

It would appear that the Minister is more interested in clearing the backlog than actually delivering justice to the ACT community.

42 matters have been resolved. From my limited experience, that would indicate that lesser pleads would have been accepted by the DPP so that the matter can be dispensed with. Is this really the system that the community wants? I think the community would prefer to see a fair and just court result take precedence over expediency.

#2
cleo12:53 am, 15 May 12

Oh really Mr Corbell, is that why McMonster appeal has yet again been put off until November, was to be February, then May, now November, I wonder if it will be delayed again. GET MORE LAYWERS!

#3
Roundhead8910:05 am, 15 May 12

cleo said :

Oh really Mr Corbell, is that why McMonster appeal has yet again been put off until November, was to be February, then May, now November, I wonder if it will be delayed again. GET MORE LAYWERS!

What is the McMonster appeal?

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