On 12 November 2018, the Victorian Court of Appeal (Maxwell P, Tate and Weinberg JJA) delivered the decision in Meskovski v DPP  VSCA 293. In that case, the Court of Appeal considered the discretion to relieve from “undue hardship” under the Confiscation Act 1997. Facts Mr Meskovski had hydroponically cultivated cannabis at his home. … Continue reading Meskovski v DPP – what is “undue hardship”?
Not in public interest to order forfeiture On 1 September 2016, the Queensland Court of Appeal (Philippides JA and Boddice and Burns JJ) delivered its decision in State of Queensland v Deadman; Thompson v State of Queensland  QCA 218. The issue The primary judge had refused to order forfeiture of a family home under … Continue reading State of Queensland v Deadman; Thompson v State of Queensland – Public Interest