Serene tribunal online hearing proved interesting
Interesting legal antics played out at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on Tuesday 25 May 2021 where Victorian advocate lawyer Serene Teffaha presented her case to stay the decision of Victorian Legal Services Board (VLSB) canceling her license to practice.
Attracting 150 plus people joining online caused an IT overload delaying proceedings before Judge Felicity Hampel
Working with substantial resources, defense barrister Tim Scotter appears VLSB preferred from cases listed on his CV a far cry from Serene Teffaha an unlicensed solicitor with frozen assets.
Body language with discussion revealed Judge Hampel and Mr Scotter are known to each other while on several occasions judge Hampel had difficulty remembering Serene’s name.
It became apparent during the hearing the VLSB have an agenda for Ms Teffaha presented in Mr Scotter’s defence upon which Ms Teffaha on many occasions counter attacking credibility of the VLSB brief.
Judge Hampel, who served as a Victorian Law Reform Commissioner, now has the task of adjudicating her findings as you may be assured the gallery online have done.