Palmer has new judge on notice
CLIVE Palmer says he is considering applying for Justice David Jackson to recuse himself from overseeing the legal case over the collapse of Queensland Nickel, just weeks after the first judge assigned to the case recused himself.
“On my return from Europe late next week I will also be seriously considering issuing instructions to have Justice David Jackson recused from the case due to serious matters which need to be addressed,’’ Mr Palmer yesterday said in a statement from London.
Mr Palmer did not say what the “serious matters” were.
Justice Jackson has been in charge of the mammoth case since late September when Justice John Bond recused himself due to claims of apprehended bias.
The mining magnate also said he would continue to pursue a $ 1.8 billion lawsuit against the liquidators of Queensland Nickel over “lost value to his companies”, saying a withdrawal of the case earlier this week was only done “temporarily”.
“We will continue to pursue the $ 1.8 billion claim and have only withdrawn temporarily to add new evidence that has come to light,’’ Mr Palmer said.