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Justice Dept Denies Negligence


  • Justice Dept Denies Negligence

    General Manager for Higher Courts Paula Tesoriero, today denied that former Appeal Court registrar Claire Brown had been negligent by sealing Court orders altered by Wellington lawyer Roger Chapman. The Ministry of Justice is ultimately responsible for the
    administrative functions of the Courts, this includes sealing orders solicitors make which are supposed to follow the orders made by the Court.

    Ms Tesoriero had been asked to consider evidence Wellington law firm Johnston Lawrence and Mr Chapman prepared orders for sealing that changed a decision of the Court of Appeal, effectively rending it nugatory. Ms Tesoriero denied that Mr Chapman's orders constituted a fraud , nor was the registrar considered negligent by sealing orders materially different from the decision in question.

    Minister for Justice Amy Adams has been asked to reconsider Ms Tesoriero's decsion and determine whether or not the orders were materially different and if so, was the Ministry negligent in not ensuring orders sealed in the registry followed the actual decision of the Court.

    The decision itself awarded costs to an estate, but a week after the hearing, Mr Chapman's had orders sealed making it appear that the costs were due to one of the parties personally.The falsified orders were then used to issue a bankruptcy notice, allowing Johnston Lawrence to take control of the income from a million dollar estate .

    Brandons of Wellington were subsequently responsible for the estates affairs, which included conducting the bankruptcy action initiated by Mr Chapman's firm and defending several applications seeking disclosure of the estates financial affairs.

    Last week, the former President of the Court of Appeal Sir Mark O'Regan also turned a blind eye after declining to consider whether or not there had been a fraud upon the Court in a case before him, seeking leave to appeal the bankruptcy. Justice O'Regan later dismissed a motion seeking to have him recused on the grounds he had not declared a potential conflict over his brother John O'Regan being the principal of Brandons, who represented the respondents in the case under consideration.

    The Judicial Conduct Commissioner is now considering a complaint that Justice O'Regan was guilty of misconduct by failing to declare the connection to his brother's law firm, and then misstated the facts of the case to fit within the framework of his legislative authority to dismiss it.

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    • Q. C.
      Q. C. commented
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      ADMIN: You say "Justice O'Regan was guilty of misconduct by ... then misstated the facts of the case to fit within the framework of his legislative authority to dismiss it."

      As I have already posted this is nothing new for O'Regan as: O'Regan in the COA in 2012 ruled that Heath J's formal legal statement of 2011 (made in Heath's Court of what he considered at a trial in 2006) was dealt with by the COA and Supreme Court in 2009.

      This 2012 miraculous ruling, that in 2009 these illustrious appeal courts could have ruled on something Heath J had yet to declare in his Court until 2011, is only possible by O'Regan and his cohorts recording in their 2012 judgment a different Point on Appeal (which was dealt with in 2009 and not challenged in any form whatsoever) and then ruling on that never filed Point on Appeal.

      "misstated the facts" in this case being done purely to result in a procedural "framework" decision that cover-up criminal conduct by Crown Law Counsels.
      Last edited by Q. C.; 05-08-2015, 11:41 AM.

    • Q. C.
      Q. C. commented
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      Originally posted by Yoda
      CRIME OF FORGERY IN THE COURT OF APPEAL, DONE BY NEW ZEALAND LAWYERS!.................................................. .................................................. ............
      ADMIN: Again I suggest you remove the rest of YODA's comment, as his incorrect interpretation of the facts and what he mostly says in his case denigrates your argument and facts.

      If anyone who has read YODA's posts, studied the facts and who understands the basics of legal processes disagrees with me in a material way please say so and why.

    • admin
      admin commented
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      Originally posted by Yoda
      Please make sure Q.C. off from my threads.
      The forum threads are meant for promoting discussion, and as such belong to no one and QC or anyone else is welcome(or should be ) to comment.If you want to document your progress with a particular matter, you could use the blog function and disable the comments if you're not interested in debate. Thanks.
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