Aug 20, 2008

Unorthodox Practices Require Further Scrutiny

Audrey Young looks at the financial side of the relationship between Winston Peters and his lawyer. We think this is bad news for both Mr Henry and Mr Peters

The strange payment practices of Winston Peters' lawyer Brian Henry may warrant further inquiry by the Law Society and Parliament's privileges committee, say MPs and lawyers.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman says the situation is "incredibly murky" and the committee should pursue it.
The immediate past president of the Bar Association, Jim Farmer, QC, says the Law Society could be interested in the way Mr Henry is paid.