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How not to correspond with the person you’re seeking a practising certificate from

August 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

A decision of the Supreme Court is another lesson in the perils of self-representation.  What started off as a failure to lodge income tax returns for a few years snowballed into a situation where the barrister’s intercourse with the judiciary and the Bar Association in relation to inquiries made by the Bar Association revealed him to be not a fit and proper person to hold a practising certificate, 42 years into his career at the Bar.  See JTB v Bar Association of Queensland [2010] QSC 306, the dismissal of an appeal from a decision not to renew the barrister’s practising certificate.

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Tags: Admission · Practising certificates