Contempt cases should go to jury – Siemer lawyer

Contempt of court charges should be subject to jury trial, the Supreme Court was told this morning.The hearing is the latest in the long running dispute between businessman Vince Siemer and insolvency practitioner Michael Stiassny.The disputes arose over the receivership costs charged by Mr Stiassny and Ferrier Hodgson.Mr Siemer made a series of allegations, was sued for defamation, and hit with an injunction to remove the allegations from three different websites.As a result of non-compliance he was imprisoned.

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