NSW Anti-Vax Warrant Attorney Suspended | Liverpool City Champion
A lawyer who spoke out against COVID-19 restrictions and sought to challenge them in court has been suspended from his legal practice.
Nathan Buckley of Sydney law firm G&B Lawyers was suspended for at least six months on Friday.
The Bar Council made the decision after coming to the opinion that it could not fulfill its duty to the administration of justice.
The Board also found that Mr. Buckley failed in his duty not to engage in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, to engage in conduct that would bring the legal profession into disrepute, and to be honest and courteous in his actions. relationships.
His certificate of practice has been suspended until June 30, 2022, when he can apply for another.
G&B Lawyers was behind an unsuccessful legal challenge to public health orders demanding the vaccination of some workers in New South Wales.
Last month, Mr. Buckley launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $ 1 million to fight the suspension of his practicing certificate.
He claimed the NSW Law Society wanted to “silence” him for “pointing out the truth” about the NSW Supreme Court ruling against his challenge to the vaccination warrants.
The move meant New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard “can issue public health orders sentencing unvaccinated people to death,” he wrote.
The fundraiser raised $ 18,135 in donations.
On Facebook, G&B Lawyers published the alleged details of the reasons for Mr Buckley’s suspension.
They include he made public statements encouraging Victorians to break mask warrants, advising NSW residents on how to bypass lockdown restrictions and telling elderly social workers not to comply with a vaccine warrant. .
The document also referred to a social media post from G&B Lawyers criticizing the NSW Supreme Court ruling on the vaccines mandate, which read: ‘So Justice Beech-Jones said today’ hui that no one in New South Wales has any rights. No one has the right to bodily integrity. Basically he said it was okay to kill anyone. No one has any rights.
The Law Society of NSW declined to comment on the suspension.
AAP solicited comments from G&B Lawyers.
Associated Australian Press