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Tudehope v Magistrate Braes

 

[2005] QCA 320

 

COURT OF APPEAL

McMURDO P

 

Appeal No 5289 of 2005

GREGORY JOHN TUDEHOPE

Appellant (Plaintiff)

and

 

MAGISTRATE TOM BRAES

First Respondent (Defendant)

and

 

SERGEANT MARK HARVEY

REG NO 9197

Second Respondent (Defendant)

and

 

KERRY JOHN DANIEL McFADDEN

Third Respondent (Plaintiff)

and

 

THE COMMISSIONER OF THE QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE

Fourth Respondent (Defendant)

and

 

ROD WELFORD

ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND

MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

Fifth Respondent

(Unknown or n/a)

 

BRISBANE

DATE 26/08/2005

 

ORDER

 

THE PRESIDENT:  There is no appearance for the appellant.  The appellant was also in the previous matter just mentioned.  His name was called in respect of that matter three times in the Cairns Courthouse where the respondent appeared through his lawyers by telephone link.  There was no appearance of Mr Tudehope in Cairns at that time.  I should also mention that the matter was listed in the Cairns law list and in the local Cairns newspaper this morning.

...

THE PRESIDENT:  This appeal was filed on 30 June 2005 against an order of a Supreme Court judge made on 3 June 2005.  It was listed for mention today because the appellant has not complied with the Practice Direction and has not progressed the preparation of the appeal. 

 

His outline was due on 21 July 2005.  On 27 July 2005 the Registry sent him a letter reminding him of his obligation to provide an outline and that he was to do so within four days of the receipt of that letter.  No outline was received.

 

The Registry sent a further letter on 12 August 2005 advising the appellant that if the outline was not received by 4.00 pm on 24 August 2005 the appeal would be listed for mention today at 9.30 am.  The letter also informed him that the Court may strike out the appeal and an order for costs could be made against him.

...

THE PRESIDENT:  The appellant, as in the previous case, has had very firm warnings and has been given more than adequate notice that his failure to comply would result in the matter being mentioned today and that this could result in his appeal being struck out with costs.

 

He has not appeared today.  I can only assume that he is not intending to prosecute the appeal.  In the circumstances, his failure to comply with the Practice Direction, despite the warnings given to him by the respondent and by the Registry, demonstrates that he does not wish to prosecute the appeal.  In the circumstances, the appeal is struck out for want of prosecution and for want of compliance with the Practice Direction and the directions from the Registrar, with costs to be assessed.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Tudehope v Magistrate Braes & Ors

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Tudehope v Magistrate Braes

  • MNC:

    [2005] QCA 320

  • Court:

    QCA

  • Judge(s):

    McMurdo P

  • Date:

    26 Aug 2005

Litigation History

No Litigation History

Appeal Status

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