Pelechowski v Registrar of Court of Criminal Appeal [1999] HCA 19

In this matter Greg Walsh represented Mr Pelechowski arising from his conviction and sentence for contempt by the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal. Mr Walsh appeared on a pro bono basis and obtained bail from Gummow J in the High Court of Australia. Mr Walsh also appeared in the successful appeal which raised important issues as to the power of the District Court Judge to make a Mareeba Order. The High Court held that that judge did not have the power to make the order that gave rise to the contempt proceedings in the Court of Appeal.