A Victory for Justice: Misfeasance in Public Office

At O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, we are committed to protecting your rights and fighting for justice. In a recent case, we represent Jarred* who faced mistreatment while giving evidence in his own hearing. 

The Incident: Mockery in the Courtroom

During Jarred’s hearing, an employee of the Commonwealth, who held a position of public office displayed disrespectful behaviour by mocking our client. Such behaviour undermined the integrity of the court proceedings and caused considerable emotional distress to Jarred. 

Seeking Justice: Malicious Prosecution and Misfeasance in Public Office

Our firm filed proceedings for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office for this particular employee’s conduct while in duty of public office. 

We filed legal proceedings on behalf of Jarred. We pursued two claims:

  • Malicious prosecution; and 
  • Misfeasance in public office for this particular employee’s conduct while in the duty of public office.

The defendant brought a strike-out application which was successful with respect to the malicious prosecution claim. However, on appeal, we were able to reinstate the misfeasance in public office proceedings  

A Favourable Resolution: Settlement and Compensation

The matter settled before the court hearing with our client receiving favourable monetary compensation. 

Protecting Your Rights with Experiences Lawyers

At O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, we understand the significance of justice and the impact it can have on individuals’ lives. If you find yourself in a situation where your rights have been violated, our team of experienced lawyers is here to help. We have the knowledge, expertise, and dedication to pursue your claim and seek the justice you deserve.

In conclusion, whether you are in Sydney or anywhere else in Australia, contact us today at (02) 9261 4281 or via email at


O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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