They don’t get more eminent than Dyson Heydon QC AC. Except perhaps his actual eminence, George Pell.
But in this time of falling statues there are no certainties. Even Heydon, visage like an Easter Island monolith, could come down. And he has.
There’s no point arguing the toss about the presumption of his innocence; in The Sydney Morning Herald Kate McClymont and Jacqueline Maley have done him like a dinner, recording sexual harassment allegations by six of his former judge’s associates and allegations of indecent assaults by a number of other senior female lawyers.