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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