The applicant was a self-represented farmer who had a loan default and outstanding debt with a Bank. The applicant unsuccessfully applied for judicial review of the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority’s decision (as respondent) exempting the Bank from the statutory obligation of mediation under the Act before taking enforcement action in relation to the applicant’s default under the farm mortgage. The respondent, for whom Mark Eade appeared for unled, was successful in recovering its costs of the proceeding, the Court finding that the applicant’s alleged precarious financial position did not justify no order as to costs.
The instructing solicitor was Crown Law.
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