Speaking of connections, it has come to Crikey’s attention that the
judge presiding in the Steve Vizard case is connected to the disgraced
businessman’s legal team. Justice Finkelstein’s wife, Leonie Thompson,
is a partner at Melbourne law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler, legal advisers to Vizard.

A disclosure
about this was likely made by his Honour at the start of yesterday’s
hearing – it was difficult for Crikey’s correspondents to hear from the
back row in court. But it still seems a little close to home and you’ve
got to wonder if he’s the best person to be hearing this case.

Peter Fray

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