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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Lawyer X and police informants: what is a lawyer’s duty to their client and are there exceptions?

The police-informer relationship has come under scrutiny in the case of Lawyer X – a barrister who acted as counsel for a number of prominent criminal defendants. Victoria police initially reported Lawyer X had been registered as an informant between 2005 and 2009. This week, it was revealed Lawyer X was first registered as early as 1995.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Royal Commission should look into all paid police informers, criminal law expert says

Accredited criminal law specialist and lawyer, George Defteros has welcomed the news that a royal commission will be established in Victoria to look at the recruitment of police informants, following the ‘LawyerX’ case which emerged this week after Victoria’s highest court overturned years of suppression orders preventing publishing details of the story regarding a barrister who represented notorious underworld figures, while acting as a police informant against some of her clients from 2003, but mainly between 2005and 2009.

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