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Lawyer Wins Appeal Against Striking Off

Lawyer Wins Appeal Against Striking Off

LawFuel - the NZ Law News Network - Auckland litigation lawyer Evgeny Orlov, struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors last year for has had the decision of the tribunal quashed.

Mr Orlov had fought a long-running battle with Justice Rhys Harrison who he variously described as being biased, malicious, vindictive and spiteful. And - in a comment regarded by the High Court as "disgraceful", someone who was a "danger to the public"."Mr Orlov obviously believes Harrison J has it in for him," the Judges wrote in their decision.

"To a certain extent, but not in an improper way, Harrison J did."Mr Orlov made extravagent claims about being persecuted, poorly treated, yelled out and the like. He believed there was ethnic discrimination, based on Mr Orlov's Russian nationality, and that Justice Harrison had acted out of spite."He at times compared the Disciplinary Tribunal variously with the Spanish Inquisition, a Stalinist show trial and accused it of creating an atmosphere that existed in Nazi Germany."

Read more about the case and the High Court's decision at LawFuel - http://lawfuel.co.nz./news/1512/orlov-returns-the-judge-battling-lawyer-enjoys-a-partial-success

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