QLS president Christine Smyth

Law Society Welcomes Independent Crime Stats

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Queensland’s peak solicitor group has welcomed a $2.7 million commitment from the State Government to fund a new independent body to collect crime statistics. Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth said the Society had campaigned strongly for the funding of a proposed Crime Statistics and Research Unit (CSRU). “We congratulate the government on its commitment […]

Law Society slams jailed Qld lawyer

Law Society slams jailed Qld lawyer

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The president of Queensland’s Law Society says former solicitor Tim Meehan’s conviction on fraud charges undermines the reputation of all legal professionals in the state. Meehan was sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday to five and a half years’ jail on charges of fraud and falsifying records. Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth […]

Solicitor Tim Meehan jailed for fraud

Solicitor Tim Meehan jailed for fraud

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High-profile criminal solicitor Tim Meehan gave up his freedom by revealing his crimes, and allegedly those of former colleagues, to the state’s criminal watchdog after he was sacked from his Brisbane law firm. Meehan, who represented Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan, was sentenced on Friday to five and a half years in prison for […]

Lawyer for Daniel Morcombe’s killer sentenced to five years’ jail

Lawyer for Daniel Morcombe’s killer sentenced to five years’ jail

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The case of a high-profile Brisbane solicitor who confessed to pocketing criminal proceeds while implicating colleagues in an illegal cash payments scheme has fed “public perception that lawyers are greedy and self-serving”, a judge said. Tim Meehan, who most notably acted for Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Cowan, was sentenced to five and a half years […]

Solicitor Tim Meehan jailed for fraud

Solicitor Tim Meehan jailed for fraud

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High-profile criminal solicitor Tim Meehan gave up his freedom by revealing his crimes, and allegedly those of former colleagues, to the state’s criminal watchdog after he was sacked from his Brisbane law firm. Meehan, who represented Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Peter Cowan, was sentenced on Friday to five and a half years in prison for […]