Compounding the Abuse: Lawyers for the Catholic Church in the Ellis Case
Legal Ethics, Hart Publishing, Vol. 17, Part 3, 2014, pp. 433–436
4 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2015 Last revised: 18 Feb 2015
Date Written: December 23, 2014
This short article outlines some of the issues of legal ethics raised in hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In particular, the article examines the actions of lawyers for the Catholic Church in one of the Commission’s case studies: the John Ellis case. While the Commission has yet to report its findings from this case study, the material already in the public domain tells a story of a church ill-served by its legal advisors.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Holmes, Vivien, Compounding the Abuse: Lawyers for the Catholic Church in the Ellis Case (December 23, 2014). Legal Ethics, Hart Publishing, Vol. 17, Part 3, 2014, pp. 433–436, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-43, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542039
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