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‘Barrister’ follows dishonest path to practise in NSW – Proctor

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Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v Siggins [2021] NSWCA 40

Mr Siggins was admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales in 2007 with the intention of practising as a barrister.

In 2008 and 2009, Mr Siggins sat the NSW Bar exams and failed both times. Despite this, Mr Siggins practised as a barrister in NSW between 2008 and 2017 by obtaining an annual practising certificate issued by the Law Society of Tasmania in 2008 and 2009; as well as obtaining an annual practising certificate issued by the Queensland Bar Association between 2010 and 2017.

The NSW Bar Council contended that, between late 2008 and mid-2017, Mr…



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