Liddy struck off
The final nail in the coffin of disgraced South Australian magistrate David Liddy, currently serving a 25 year jail sentence, was hammered home this month when the Supreme Court struck the convicted paedophile from the roll.
Liddy was jailed after being found guilty of sexually abusing young boys whom he coached at a surf lifesaving club between 1983 and 1986. Announcing his banishment, Chief Justice John Doyle said the legal profession could not be trusted if it continued to boast someone of Liddy’s ilk.
“This is not done as punishment, this is done to protect the public by removing the right to practise from someone who has demonstrated he is not fit to be a member of this profession or hold a position of public trust,” Doyle said.