LAWFUEL – The death of leading Australian QC Peter Hayes in an Adelaide Hotel room have lead to a surge of interest and commentary, following the posting in Gary Hughes’ blog in “The Australian”.
Hughes wrote in May, under the heading ‘Time for a dose of reality at the bar’:
The increasing reports of senior lawyers being involved in illicit drug taking in the light of the collapse of Peter Hayes QC in an Adelaide hotel room are not surprising. After all, a number of well-known lawyers have been caught out in the past. What is surprising, however, is the head-in-the-sand approach to the problem by the legal profession, which has spent the past week furiously rejecting any suggestions that drugs are a problem.
(UPDATE: Peter Hayes allegedly ingested a mix of cocaine and heroin before his collapse, it was reported in the Australian of May 29. And one of those to place a death notice for Hayes was underworld identity Mick Gatto, the Australian also reports.)