WITH the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry completed, barrister Tony Lucev is back into the thick of legal work in Western Australia.
Mr Lucev was attached to the commission and, together with Andrew Sullivan, acted as senior counsel assisting John Agius’s juniors during the hearings.
While Mr Agius handled the main interrogations, such as those of Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union officials Kevin Reynolds and Joe McDonald, and major construction industry figures, Mr Lucev put questions to Building Industry and Special Projects Inspectorate officer Joseph Lee and WA Police Superintendent John Standing.
Mr Lucev said he was not allowed to discuss the workings of the commission or even his impressions of it due to a confidentiality agreement he had signed.
However, the commission took him out of Perth’s courts for 15 months.
Since he was released from the commission in January, Mr Lucev has handled five matters in succession and is in the middle of several others.
“I’m lucky because 90 per cent of my practice is industrial law, so being away didn’t affect me too much,” he said.
Mr Lucev is considered to be one of the more prominent industrial lawyers among Perth’s junior barristers.
He has polled a number of votes as a barrister in WA Business News’ Legal Elite.
This is the final week for voting.
Qualified WA lawyers who cast their vote in the Legal Elite survey by April 10 will go into a draw for dinner for two valued at up to $150 at any of the Hyatt Regency’s restaurants.
Entry forms can be downloaded at www.wabusinessnews.com.au
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