Bar Association guidance paper on barristers as police informants

Wed Sep 18 2019

In the wake of the Lawyer X scandal, the Bar Association sees a pressing need to issue guidance to members on the legal and ethical issues raised by the seemingly unprecedented deployment by Victorian police of a barrister as an informant against her own clients.

The Bar Association’s guidance paper on barristers as police informants can be found here. The paper has also been published on the Bar Association's website here.

Members are encouraged to read the guidance paper and to contact Mr Richard Easton on (02) 9232 4543 or at if they have any questions about, or comments on, its contents.

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