Justice Venning complaints 'an elaborate house of cards'

In an unusual spin-off from the complex Trinity tax avoidance case, complaints against High Court Justice Geoff Venning have been labelled an "elaborate house of cards, based on supposition".

Garry Muir, the lawyer in the 2004 Trinity forest investment, along with former legal partner Clive Bradbury and businessman Greg Peebles, have accused Justice Venning, an original 1992 shareholder in Takahopa Forest Trust Ltd when he was a solicitor, of failing to disclose the extent of his own forestry investment before hearing the IRD’s case against Trinity.

 

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