In a letter from Daniel Perkins at the Crown Law Office on 20 November, Mr Perkins informs me Crown Law has spent $5,000 trying to get a security for costs order for $4600 against me in proceedings I have lodged in the High Court against the Dept of Corrections. CL’s motion was all in aid of stalling my proceedings, I believe .
It’s a nonsense
(1) I expect to win
(2) My case is in the public interest
(3) The only recent time I had a costs award against me ( for $8,000 in 2015 in the Helensville Electoral petition case ) I paid promptly
(4) I expect the costs award in my favour against Crown Law in the recent Supreme Court Declaration of Inconsistency decision to be several times $4,600
(5) If all else fails , if I personally could not pay an award , I have many supporters willing to “pass the hat around”.
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights Blogger currently blogging inside prison – Corrections have currently cut his access to outside communication after he outed a Corrections Officer for bullying. As soon as TDB has the name, we will publish it.