AFR case: details released
Saturday 2nd March 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
LEGAL fees paid by taxpayers for the bungled AFR court challenge have finally been revealed.
Law enforcement chief Patrick Rice, pictured, yesterday confirmed that fees incurred by taxpayers for legal advice during the failed two-year battle were not part of the confidentiality arrangement he agreed with AFR Advocates and other interested parties.
‘Exceptionally as regards this issue’ he could reveal that taxpayers paid:
- £2,050 for advice from an English QC stating that the warrant used to raid AFR’s office in the early hours of the morning was indefensible in court.
- £5,520 to an English barrister to review the complaint against police to see if there was any misconduct
- £1,755 for a local advocate’s advice relating to the judicial review.
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