Change Makers: Lawyer X Royal Commission Analysis

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Event Details

8 December 2020 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Online via Zoom (recorded)


To watch this past event, click 'play' on the video below:

The biggest event in recent history for Victoria’s Justice system is undoubtedly the Lawyer X Scandal. The Police use of Nicola Gobbo as an informant on her clients, while also acting as their legal representation brought into question the ethics of both the police and the legal profession.

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, in particular its handling of Nicola Gobbo and her double life of Barrister and Police informant, has piqued the interest of many Victorians who are questioning the fundamentals of our justice system.

Join our panel of experts as we unpick the findings of the royal commission, including:

  • What are the key findings and recommendations?
  • What do these findings mean for the police, legal profession, justice system and community as a whole?
  • The role of public and professional ethics going forward.

Speakers: Jon Faine AM, Dr Adrian Evans, Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC, Dr Colleen Lewis


Chair and Moderator: Jon Faine AM
ABC Broadcaster of the Year, keynote speaker and best-selling author

Dr Adrian Evans
Emeritus Professor, Monash Law

Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC
Barrister, Victorian Bar

Dr Colleen Lewis
Honorary Professor, The Australian Studies Institute, Australian National University

Change Makers Series

Introducing Change Makers, a thought leadership series which brings together the best academic, judicial and industry minds to solve some of the biggest problems facing our society.

At Monash Law we produce influential research which seeks to engage with our local and global communities, and impact positively on people’s lives.

Change Makers is more than just another series of speeches. Change Makers aims to be the catalyst for creating real change by providing follow-up opportunities for action and collaboration.

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Elly Mitchell
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