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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the US Supreme Court — Sterling Law QLD

After an evening vote in the Senate which saw her confirmed 52 to 48, Justice Barrett was sworn in at the White House, making her the sixth conservative-leaning justice on the nine-member bench and Donald Trump’s third appointment to America’s highest court.

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the US Supreme Court — Sterling Law QLD

Nicola Gobbo aka Lawyer X removed from the roll of lawyers — Sterling Law QLD

Former Victorian criminal barrister Nicola Gobbo represented a number of high-profile clients during her career at the bar. It was later discovered that she had also been acting as a police informant, and was using confidential information obtained from her clients to assist police in obtaining evidence. 


This revelation sparked a royal commission in Victoria.

Lawyers Weekly now reports that Nicola Gobbo has been removed from the roll of practitioners due to her role as a police informant against her own clients.

Bradley Robert Edwards found guilty of two of the three Claremont killings — Sterling Law QLD

The Claremont killer THE FACTS The murders On 27 January 1996, a secretary aged 18 named Sarah Spiers disappeared after leaving Club Bay View in Claremont and calling a taxi from a nearby phone booth. Her body was never found. On 9 June 1996, Jane Rimmer, a 23 year old childcare worker, was last seen…

Bradley Robert Edwards found guilty of two of the three Claremont killings — Sterling Law QLD

Recalling the infamous “Order me a f*&%ing pizza while you’re at it” incident — Sterling Law QLD

Background David Allan Baker had been charged with attempted murder and had sacked his barrister and solicitors on an earlier occasion when his trial came on for hearing. Baker’s trial was set to commence before Daubney on 4 June 2012, but the day before he again sacked his legal representatives and the matter came on…

via Recalling the infamous “Order me a f*&%ing pizza while you’re at it” incident — Sterling Law QLD

Neil Andrew Pentland found not guilty of murder of Philip Carlyle — Sterling Law QLD

THE FACTS In 1996, Neil Pentland and his wife Dianne set up a company called ATNET Pty Ltd. Pentland was a director and the secretary of the company. The shares were held by him and his wife. The initial operation of the company involved assisting clients to set up email accounts and with basic internet…

via Neil Andrew Pentland found not guilty of murder of Philip Carlyle — Sterling Law QLD

Bangalow lawyer loses appeal against successful sexual harassment suit — Sterling Law QLD

This blog had previously reported on the Owen Hughes sexual harassment case brought by a former employee of his law practice. The facts Junior/trainee solicitor Catherine Mia Hill began working with Owen Hughes’ Bangalow based law firm Beesley and Hughes Lawyers in May 2015. Soon after, Hughes offered to represent her in a mediation for…

via Bangalow lawyer loses appeal against successful sexual harassment suit — Sterling Law QLD

Employee caught stealing alcohol ‘unfairly dismissed’ — Sterling Law QLD

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is known for sometimes making unfair dismissal decisions which arguably are counter-intuitive and/or contrary to community standards and expectations. The following recent case, in which a Qantas employee was caught stealing and later lied about the stealing, is an excellent example. What happened On 14 February 2016, nine Qantas crew…

via Employee caught stealing alcohol ‘unfairly dismissed’ — Sterling Law QLD

Appeal bail refused for Kleenmaid director despite Covid-19 risks — Sterling Law QLD

The facts Former Kleenmaid director Andrew Eric Young was convicted after a trial of two counts of fraud with circumstances of aggravation and 17 counts of insolvent trading. Prior to trial the Mental Health Court held he was fit for trial and the proceedings should continue according to law, and the trial judge refused to…

via Appeal bail refused for Kleenmaid director despite Covid-19 risks — Sterling Law QLD

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