4. Get a decision on your application for leave

The application for leave is a “paper-based” process. There is no oral hearing. This means a Federal Court judge will only review written arguments from you and the respondent when deciding if your case is strong enough for leave to be granted. The process usually takes several months.

If the judge doesn’t grant leave, they won’t give any reasons. And you have no right to appeal.

If the judge makes an order for leave, the Court will hold a hearing for oral arguments to be made, usually within 90 days.

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