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NCC hearing ‘runs hot’ again


NCC hearing ‘runs hot’ again

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IN A SHOW of annoyance, the head of the Employment Rights Tribunal slapped his hands on the table and demanded respect yesterday from one of the attorneys involved in the National Conservation Commission (NCC) case.

Queen’s counsel Hal Gollop was upset with certain pronouncements by attorney for the NCC, Mitchell Codrington, who himself appeared frustrated about questions raised and directives given by the tribunal’s chairman.

Gollop was forced to direct the attorney numerous times to the main arguments put forward by Pat Cheltenham QC, the attorney representing some of the dismissed workers.

The chairman interrupted the attorney at many points during his closing argument presented over several hours, to remind Codrington he could not give evidence himself, challenged the legal basis of some of the positions taken, and sought clarity on others.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.