Pembroke applied for five mining leases which were objected to by Sunland. The applications for the leases and the objections were referred to the Land Court to make a recommendation to the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. The President of the Land Court conducted the hearing and she recommended that the Minister grant four of the leases and that the fifth be granted with a reduced area. After receipt of the recommendation the Minister decided to grant three of the leases. Sunland unsuccessfully sought a statutory order of review of the Land Court decision.
Salwa Marsh (with D Kelly QC and M Plunkett) appeared for the applicant, instructed by Emanate Legal.
The judgment is available here.