Dispute over location of Judicial Hearing

The Bain defence team and the Minister of Justice are at loggerheads over where to hold the judical conference scheduled for July this year.  Michael Reed, acting for David Bain has requested Auckland, while Kristy McDonald, acting for the Minister, has requested Wellington. Michael Reed works for an Auckland based law firm.  Judith Collins is MP for Clevedon which is in South Auckland.

According to the DomPost, Reed claims that the Minister is forcing David Bain out of taking the judical review action by making it too expensive.

Update: The Judicial review will be held in Auckland, thanks to a court ruling.