O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors in the Media, 2016-2018
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Front page of The Northern Star. Source: The Northern Star
Senior Lawyer Stewart O’Connell. Source: The Northern Star
Principal Solicitor Peter O’Brien interviewed on Channel 7 news- 07/11/2018
Peter O’Brien speaking at an SBS Forum on Juvenile Justice.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Newcastle Anglican diocese- 23/11/2016
Peter O’Brien questions former Newcastle dean Graeme Lawrence during the Royal Commission.
O’Brien puts it to Lawrence that others have said he was a paedophile.
“I totally reject that,” Lawrence says.
He denies being questioned in 1997 about allegations against him and has denied the evidence of others that he was the person at the end of a child sexual abuse hotline run by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
“I was not handling a hotline,” Lawrence said.
O’Brien: “You were the fox in charge of the hen house.”
“You were protecting priests from allegations of child sexual abuse.”
“I did not.”
Asked whether he had “any inclination” to either a priest or a complainant” in any matter, Lawrence said: “I don’t recall any approaches.”
Read the full blog from Day 15 of the Royal Commission in the Newcastle Herald here.
Solicitor Stewart O’ Connell featuring in the Serge Benhayon Defamation case- 23/10/2018