The Courier-Mail

Bar­ris­ter in fight for ca­reer


A FOR­MER Perth bar­ris­ter ap­peal­ing to get his ca­reer back on track will ar­gue he did not record his es­tranged wife’s tele­phone con­ver­sa­tions.

The Le­gal Prac­tice Board of Western Aus­tralia can­celled Lloyd Rayney’s cer­tifi­cate to prac­tise law on the ba­sis of his al­leged con­duct in the lead-up to his wife Cor­ryn Veron­ica Ann Rayney’s 2007 mur­der.

For­mer North­ern Ter­ri­tory chief jus­tice Brian Martin ac­quit­ted Mr Rayney in 2012 of his wife’s mur­der.

How­ever, he found Mr Rayney had recorded con­ver­sa­tions with her and de­lib­er­ately dis­posed of record­ing de­vices when he knew po­lice had a search war­rant.

Mr Rayney stood trial again in May this year but the case was thrown out half­way through.

Judge An­drew Stavri­anou said Mr Rayney had no case to an­swer.

Mr Rayney’s State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal ap­peal hear­ing, at which he is ex­pected to give ev­i­dence, has been pro­vi­sion­ally set for Oc­to­ber.

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