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Simon Mulvany Legal Defence Fund

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Friday 20 July, I represented myself against big company Capilano Honey Ltd in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
I don’t have lawyers so did the best I could alone in the directions hearing and am allowed now to put in an updated defence by 24 August.

Judge Dixon warned me how ruinous litigation can be.

He didn’t need to tell me. I don’t want to be in Court. I am the “defendant”. I did not start this legal case.
I simply tried to speak up for beekeepers and honey eaters in Australia.

Capilano Honey is suing me to try and remove what I have said publicly and not allow me to say anything like this again. “Permanent injunction” in legal speak.

But I am not going away. I want to speak and not be stopped from speaking for the bees and the community.

Judge Dixon warned me that without paid lawyers I am “swimming with sharks without a shark cage” (his words!)

He is right. This case has been running for 2 years. I am doing the best I can and finally got permission on 30 May to have the case transferred from NSW to my home State of Victoria.

Capilano Honey is based in Brisbane, Queensland but started this whole case in Sydney NSW. As you can imagine there has been a whole bunch of highly paid Sydney lawyers stacked up against me.

Capilano said they would suffer all the inconvenience if the case was transferred to where I live in Melbourne VIC and I “will not suffer any inconvenience or additional cost by the proceedings remaining in Sydney”.

The NSW Judge decided to totally reject that and said:

“The uncontested evidence is that Mr Mulvany is the sole parent of an eight-year old child, the child’s mother being deceased. I do not understand how it could seriously be contended that it would not cause “inconvenience” for him to have to travel to Sydney for court.”

She also said: “I do not understand why the interests of an unrepresented defendant and a young child should weigh less in the balance than the convenience of Sydney lawyers.”

You can read the NSW judgment HERE: https://jade.io/article/585693

So I got the case transferred! It’s a big win for me. But there are lots of challenges to keep defending myself. It’s all getting more complex and I need a shark cage and some shark repellent. This costs money.
I NEED HELP!

Please support me to fund some lawyers and expert witnesses.
$6,000 would go a long way. And more would go further!

Judge Dixon says I will not get a JURY TRIAL if I do not have lawyers. And I want a JURY of common sense people in the community to decide this case.



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I have been overwhelmed by the support in the campaign to allow me to defend myself against #capilanohoney in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
I will continue sharing my passion saving bees and educating children about the creature that keeps humanity alive through #love. A species that fills me with awe , curiosity, wonder and gratitude.
Thank you
Simon Mulvany
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PLEASE HELP!
Friday 20 July, I represented myself against big company Capilano Honey Ltd in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
I don’t have lawyers so did the best I could alone in the directions hearing and am allowed now to put in an updated defence by 24 August.

Judge Dixon warned me how ruinous litigation can be.

He didn’t need to tell me. I don’t want to be in Court. I am the “defendant”. I did not start this legal case.
I simply tried to speak up for beekeepers and honey eaters in Australia.
Capilano Honey is suing me to try and remove what I have said publicly and not allow me to say anything like this again. “Permanent injunction” in legal speak.
But I am not going away. I want to speak and not be stopped from speaking for the bees and the community.
Judge Dixon warned me that without paid lawyers I am “swimming with sharks without a shark cage” (his words!)
He is right. This case has been running for 2 years. I am doing the best I can and finally got permission on 30 May to have the case transferred from NSW to my home State of Victoria.

Capilano Honey is based in Brisbane, Queensland but started this whole case in Sydney NSW. As you can imagine there has been a whole bunch of highly paid Sydney lawyers stacked up against me.
Capilano said they would suffer all the inconvenience if the case was transferred to where I live in Melbourne VIC and I “will not suffer any inconvenience or additional cost by the proceedings remaining in Sydney”. The NSW Judge decided to totally reject that and said: “The uncontested evidence is that Mr Mulvany is the sole parent of an eight-year old child, the child’s mother being deceased. I do not understand how it could seriously be contended that it would not cause “inconvenience” for him to have to travel to Sydney for court.” She also said: “I do not understand why the interests of an unrepresented defendant and a young child should weigh less in the balance than the convenience of Sydney lawyers.”
You can read the NSW judgment HERE: https://jade.io/article/585693
So I got the case transferred! It’s a big win for me. But there are lots of challenges to keep defending myself. It’s all getting more complex and I need a shark cage and some shark repellent. This costs money.
I NEED HELP!
Please support me to fund some lawyers and expert witnesses.
$6,000 would go a long way. And more would go further!
Judge Dixon says I will not get a JURY TRIAL if I do not have lawyers. And I want a JURY of common sense people in the community to decide this case.



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Thank you to those who supported me through GoFundMe.

We won the latest court battle against #honeylaundering corporation #Capilanohoney who have been #bullying me in the Supreme Court of NSW for over 2 years. Thank you so much for the support especially those who donated so I could appear at the Supreme Court Sydney in person.

The brilliant judgement sets a future precedent for #whistleblowers and #activists who fall victim to strategic lawsuits from wealthy corporations that are behaving abhorrently.

‍⚖️ “I do not understand why the interests of an unrepresented defendant and a young child should weigh less in the balance than the convenience of Sydney lawyers". Judge Lucy McCallum ‍⚖️

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5b07770be4b087b8baa8955d

It means for Capilano to pursue the matter in Victoria it will be very expensive and further bad publicity for the corporation. Not until the case is complete in Victoria will the contempt proceedings be herd.

This gives the board of Capilano Honey an opportunity to settle the matter. It also gives the Australian Government Woolworths Coles and Capilano Ltd an opportunity to review their practices and take onboard the wishes of over 52000 people who want imported honey banned or labelled with country of origin.

goo.gl/BX7jCg

Hopefully wisdom can prevail and a settlement can be reached.

The judgement also clearly states the interests of a corporation will not come before the interests of a young family in the NSW Supreme Court.

Love
Sîmon and Oscar Beethecure.com
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We have won the latest court battle against #honeylaundering corporation #Capilanohoney who have been #bullying me in the Supreme Court of NSW for over 2 years. Thank you so much for the support especially those who donated so I could appear at the Supreme Court Sydney in person.

The brilliant judgement sets a future precedent for #whistleblowers and #activists who fall victim to strategic lawsuits from wealthy corporations that are behaving abhorrently.

“ I do not understand why the interests of an unrepresented defendant and a young child should weigh less in the balance than the convenience of Sydney lawyers". Judge Lucy McCallum ‍⚖️

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5b07770be4b087b8baa8955d

It means for Capilano to pursue the matter in Victoria it will be very expensive and further bad publicity for the corporation. Not until the case is complete in Victoria will the contempt proceedings be herd.

This gives the board of Capilano Honey an opportunity to settle the matter. It also gives the Australian Government Woolworths Coles and Capilano Ltd an opportunity to review their practices and take onboard the wishes of over 52000 people who want imported honey banned or labelled with country of origin.

goo.gl/BX7jCg

Hopefully wisdom can prevail and a settlement can be reached.

The judgement also clearly states the interests of a corporation will not come before the interests of a young family in the NSW Supreme Court.

Thank you

Sîmon and Oscar
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