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Robyn Tampoe, Schapelle Corby’s solicitor

July 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Update, 10 June 2009: Mr Tampoe has been struck off the roll of solicitors. Update, 7 July 2008: Watch the video of Tampoe slagging off his client here. Original post: Lawyers and their regulators should care about the Corby case, because at the relevant time, a lot of people loved Schapelle and Schapelle does not […]

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Tags: "disgraceful and dishonourable" · advertising · Client Legal Privilege · duties of confidentiality · duties regarding witnesses · duty to court · Ethics · Fiduciary duties · litigation ethics · Misconduct

Rise of the celebrity QC and of Australian lawyer rankings

March 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Update, 7 June 2008: The Age‘s weekend magazine had a front cover profile of Dave Hughes, and the same day the June Australian Financial Review Magazine had a front cover profile of Tom Hughes. Diverse and powerful as Tom’s family is, I do not think it counts Dave as a member. This is the most […]

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Tags: advertising · Criminal liability · Discipline · Ethics

Stephen Keim SC, Dr Haneef’s barrister

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A delegate of John Britton, Queensland’s Legal Services Commissioner, has declined to lay disciplinary charges against Dr Haneef’s lawyer, Stephen Keim QC, despite finding a clear breach of a rule of professional conduct, and that — to my astonishment — Mr Keim gave his client’s record of interview to The Australian without having sought Dr […]

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Tags: advertising · Ethics · litigation ethics · Professional regulation

Julian Burnside, his book and his take on the Peter Faris affair

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Julian Burnside QC is one of 4 Victorians whom I know to have had Wikipedia entries as barristers. The others are Mark Dreyfus QC, Lex Lasry QC, and Peter Faris QC. (Are there any others?) Julian Burnside has become a writer, Mark Dreyfus a federal politician, and Lex Lasry a judge of the Supreme Court. […]

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Tags: advertising · Criminal liability · Ethics · Legal writing

Peter Faris’s comments about drugs and the Bar

November 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Update, 10 June 2008: The Bar’s Ethics Committee dropped the investigation without giving reasons. Update, 23 November: The press just can’t seem to believe that anyone would be called Issac Brott, inevitably reverting to the more plausible Isaac Brott. And nor do they seem to be reading this blog. Here’s The Australian again claiming the […]

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Tags: advertising · Discipline · duties of confidentiality · Ethics · litigation ethics · procedure · regulators' duties

Barristers and the media

November 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Generally speaking, lawyers and the media are a subject of ongoing controversy. I felt very uneasy about Schappelle Corby’s barristers turning on her and suggesting that other members of her legal team were paying bribes. It seemed hard to believe that Corby had sanctioned that course. The English Bar Standards Board’s website summarises the situation […]

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Tags: advertising · duties of confidentiality · Ethics · litigation ethics

WA solicitor guilty of unprofessional conduct in “No compensation = No legal fees” ad

August 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Legal Practitioners’ Complaints Committee v SJB [2006] WASAT 201 It is a serious crime in Western Australia to advertise in a way calculated to cause a person make a personal injury claim. A solicitor ran ads headed “Injured in a road accident and made a claim? If so, read on. [footnote: If you have not […]

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Tags: advertising · Discipline · Ethics · No win no fee · Professional fees and disbursements · wilful disregard for rules