Adam Coote has written a new paper titled Appeals from the Magistrates’ Court and the VCAT to the Supreme Court on a Question of Law.
1. This paper discusses appeals on a question of law from the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the VCAT) to the Supreme Court of Victoria Trial Division. Specifically, it deals with appeals pursuant to s 109 of the Magistrates’ Court Act1 and s 148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act2. I discuss each separately but there is obviously some overlap between the two. Finally, I have focused on procedural aspects of the appeals as I expect this will be of most assistance to practitioners.
Adam has a common law and general commercial practice, with an emphasis on trial work.
He appears in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts and VCAT. These appearances generally require involvement in the interlocutory stages as well as final hearings. He also appears in both private and compulsory mediations in his areas of practice.