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Taito's lawyer Simativa ...
Taito's lawyer Simativa Perese says if the Supreme Court does not give leave to appeal, the court process that is already underway will continue.
had argued that the High Court decision did not come under criminal law so could be appealed.
Mr Va'aelua referred inquiries to ...
Mr Va'aelua referred inquiries to his lawyer, Simativa Perese.
said Justice Andrews had directed the two sides to talk to each other rather than "making public allegations against each other" through the media.
Taito's lawyer Satiu ...
Taito's lawyer Satiu Simativa Perese said the decision was complex and precedent-setting."Our instructions are to appeal this to the Supreme Court, the nation's highest court," he said.
Taito's lawyer Sitiu ...
Taito's lawyer Sitiu Simativa Perese told Fairfax Media said the decision yesterday, which does not deal with the criminal charges but deals with process, was complex and precedent setting."Our instructions are to appeal this to the Supreme Court, the nation's highest court," he said.The Court of Appeal also said they were not dealing with the "rightness or wrongness" of the decision to prosecute Taito but whether they had jurisdiction to deal with an appeal.Taito appeared on Monday facing 40 charges of bribery, corruption and perverting the course of justice linked to three year old claims he gave immigration favours in return for work on properties he owned in Samoa, Auckland and Wellington.
Taito Phillip Field inquiry 'costs $250,000' - 30 Jun 2006 - National News
Mr Field's lawyer Simativa Perese said yesterday neither he nor his client was responsible. Mr Field is alleged to have breached the Cabinet manual by asking a ministerial colleague to grant a work permit to a Thai overstayer who tiled his house in Samoa.