Friend of Submitters
Many people find the court hearings complex, if not a little daunting. The Environment Court has, therefore, appointed Jane Whyte as a Friend of Submitters. Ms Whyte's role is to assist parties who do not already have professional assistance on matters of process and procedure. Where appropriate she may also assist submitters with common interests to combine in one the presentation of their cases. Ms Whyte may also give useful guidance as to the difference between submissions and evidence.
That said, it is not the role of the Friend of Submitter to provide advice on the merits of submissions or on the evidence.
The court will release a Minute setting out dates and times parties may meet with Ms Whyte.
Jane Whyte can be contacted on:
Telephone: 03 332 7449 or 027 259 5303.
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