29 Sep 2010

High Court ruling hailed by Wilson

10:39 am on 29 September 2010

Supreme Court Judge Bill Wilson is claiming victory after a High Court decision quashed the establishment of a judicial panel to investigate allegations of misconduct.

The High Court has referred the case back to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner, saying the Commissioner erred when establishing the panel and the parameters of its investigation.

In a statement, Justice Wilson said he is pleased with the result and that the subsequent recommendation by the acting Attorney General was seriously flawed in law.

However, Victoria University public law specialist Dean Knight says the High Court's decision is only a technical victory and will merely delay the case being heard by a judicial panel.