Recent News Articles by Thomas:

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur” – Red Adair

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a man convicted of advertising (on Gumtree) that he was entitled to engage in legal practice, when he was not an Australian legal practitioner.

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Prepare for another war? Former "Prince", Leonard Casley, ordered to pay $2.7Million to ATO

The former self-declared Prince of the “Hutt River Province” in Western Australia has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Western Australia to pay more than AUD$2.7 million to the Australian Taxation Office.

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Ministers may be referred for contempt

In case you missed it, there was a hearing on Friday in the Victorian Court of Appeal, in which Greg Hunt (Health Minister), Alan Tudge (Human Services Minister), and Michael Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), were required to make submissions as to why they should not be “referred for prosecution for contempt”.

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Legality of “that” leaked memo: Comey’s testimony to the Select Committee on Intelligence

If you have been following with interest, as I have, the unfolding investigation by the US Senate into Russia’s interference in the US election, you would be aware that former FBI director James Comey (Comey) gave testimony last night in front of the Senate’s “select committee on intelligence”.

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Statement of James B Comey, 8 June 2017.

Published is the written statement of James Comey, made public by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Law firms on notice to brief the Bar, but at what cost to the client?

The Australian newspaper published an article on Friday containing comments from Victorian Bar Council president, Jennifer Batrouney QC, in response to the decision of Justice Rares, in Armstrong Scalisi Holdings Pty Ltd v Piscopo (Trustee), in the matter of Collins [2017] FCA 423.

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