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Lawyer charged after corruption hearing

Lawyer charged after corruption hearing

A Perth lawyer faces up to five years in jail after being charged with ten corruption-related offences.The Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission [CCC] issued the charges against…

A Perth lawyer faces up to five years in jail after being charged with ten corruption-related offences.

The Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission [CCC] issued the charges against Trevor Brickhill on Valentine's Day, with eight counts of allegedly giving false testimony to a Commission public hearing and two of unlawfully disclosing information on a Commission summons.

Brickhill is a 47 year-old partner with his own general commercial law firm, Brickhills. The firm specialises in commercial litigation, insolvency, debt recovery and property law and settlements.

The charges relate to evidence Brickhill gave as a witness to a public hearing of the Commission in November 2010.

Brickhill was called by the Commission to give evidence relating to the procurement of goods and services on behalf of the city of Sitirling.

It is alleged by the CCC that Brickhill gave false testimony regarding advice given to a former City of Stirling employee on transferring property to avoid it being seized, and the disposal of evidence including computer records and documents.

The maximum penalty for giving false evidence to the CCC is five years jail and a $100,000 fine.

Brickhill is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 16 March.

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