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Bar Talk Articles from 2003
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Bar Talk    November 19, 2003  
"Nasty piece of work" should hand back the silk gown

Bret Walker hits back at anonymous barrister who belittled the selection process for silk. Bret’s farewell epistle as President of the NSW Bar & Lounge … more

Bar Talk    November 5, 2003  
A Silk's Shame

A voice from the inside on the selection of silks – a sham process disgraces the profession … more

Bar Talk    October 17, 2003  
No ticket to ride for Cameron

Double bankrupt Bob Cameron wants his ticket back, but the NSW Bar & Grill plans to have him spanked by the Administrative Decisions Tribunal. Now Bob’s off to court to fight the Grill’s “biased” resolutions … more

Bar Talk    October 1, 2003  
The continuing story of John and Mary

Latest round in unwinding Gus Cummins’ 1987 wholesale transfer of assets sees a $1.6 million haul for the trustee of the former silk’s bankrupt estate … more

Bar Talk    September 18, 2003  
Clarrie's rotten investments and personality disorder did him in

Depression, denial, fog, pills, mental illness and dud investments all conspired to sink Clarrie Stevens … more

Bar Talk    September 9, 2003  
Tax silk falls on his sword

Glittering tax silk surrenders and consents at the eleventh hour to being struck from the jam roll. Bar Association makes fresh allegations of fiscal impropriety against Clarrie Stevens … more

Bar Talk    September 8, 2003  
My husband has nothing to do with me, or my money: Mary Cummins

Bankruptcy trustee trying to claw back John Cummins’ assets from estranged wife. Claim that the transfer to a family trust 16 years ago amounted to fraud … more

Bar Talk    July 16, 2003  
Stevens told to cough up ancient financial records

Latest twist in the Clarrie Stevens’ spellbinder. NSW Bar & Grill wins right to subpoena bankrupt barrister’s financial history stretching back to the happy day of admission, October 1, 1977 … more

Bar Talk    May 2, 2003  
Court of Appeal trounces Clarrie's stay

Adjunct to article “Stevens told to cough up ancient financial records” ... more

Bar Talk    April 3, 2003  
"You are a conman!" - Stuart Meredith 'Keys' Littlemore's adventures in PNG

It was steamy in the tropics as Stuart “Keys” Littlemore cross-examined a Papua New Guinea MP at a commission of inquiry in Port Moresby. Unfortunately, things got out of hand and there was an awful bit of name calling … more

Bar Talk    March 18, 2003  
Court of Appeal considers the taxing issue of Clarrie Stevens' practising certificate

Clarrie Stevens QC tells the NSW Court of Appeal that a 20 year failure to lodge tax returns is “not relevant” to his fitness to practice … more

Bar Talk    March 18, 2003  
CLARENCE JAMES STEVENS v NEW SOUTH WALES BAR ASSOCIATION - JUDGMENT

Adjunct to “Court of Appeal considers the taxing issue of Clarrie Stevens’ practising certificate” ... more

Bar Talk    February 26, 2003  
Brett Walker SC, interviewed on ABC 702 Sydney by Sally Loane

Adjunct to “Court of Appeal considers the taxing issue of Clarrie Stevens’ practising certificate” ... more

Bar Talk    January 31, 2003  
The chase for the Cummins' loot...

May 26-28 set for next round in trustees’ struggle to prise loot out of John Cummins’ estranged wife … more