Her Honour Justice Betty King is a personal favourite justice of mine.  Not just because of her no nonsense approach to judging but she presided over my admission to practice, not to mention that she's also pretty badass!

Her Honour recently slammed the Lawyer's Union, sorry, I mean, the Law Institute of Victoria and the Legal Services Board for taking five years to get a case of a lawyer who stole millions from his clients to court.

Lawyer's Weekly reports that:

Justice Betty King of the Supreme Court of Victoria has slammed the police, the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and the Legal Services Board (LSB) for mishandling a multi-million dollar theft case.

Lawyer Alan Munt, 61, originally approached the LIV to confess to swindling his clients out of $5 million in September 2009, but the case was shuffled between different regulatory and law enforcement bodies for years.

Justice King said the way the situation was handled was “quite extraordinary” — like something out of the classic British comedy series Monty Python, The Age reported.
— Lawyer's Weekly.

Ouch.

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