New South Wales anti-wax mandate lawyer Nathan Buckley suspended by Council of Law Society

A lawyer who has spoken out against COVID-19 restrictions and tried to challenge them in court has been suspended from legal practice.

Nathan Buckley of Sydney’s law firm G&B Lawyers was suspended for at least six months on Friday.

The Council of the Bar Association made the decision after forming the view that he could not fulfill his duty of justice.

The Council also found that Mr Buckley had failed in his duties not to engage in conduct detrimental to the administration of justice, not to engage in conduct that could bring the legal profession into disrepute, and to be honest and polite in his dealings.

His practicing certificate has been suspended until June 30, 2022, after which he can apply for another.

An NSW lawyer shouting against COVID-19 restrictions has been suspended from legal practice. Credit: AAP

G&B Lawyers was behind a failed legal challenge to public health orders that required vaccinations for some workers in NSW.

Last month, Mr Buckley launched a $ 1 million GoFundMe campaign to fight the suspension of his practitioner’s certificate.

He claimed that the NSW Law Society wanted to “silence” him in order to “point out the truth” about the NSW Supreme Court decision that received his challenge of vaccine mandates.

This decision meant that NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard “can issue public health orders to sentence unvaccinated people to their deaths”, he wrote.

A GoFundMe started by Buckley raised nearly $ 20,000.
A GoFundMe started by Buckley raised nearly $ 20,000. Credit: GoFundMe

The collection has raised $ 18,135 in donations.

On Facebook, G&B Lawyers published the alleged details of the reasons for Mr. Buckley’s suspension.

They include giving public statements urging Victorians to break mask mandates, advising NSW residents on how to get around lockdown restrictions, and telling elderly caregivers not to comply with a vaccine mandate.

The document also referred to a social media post from G&B Advokater criticizing the NSW Supreme Court’s ruling on the vaccine mandate, which read: “Judge Beech-Jones said today that no one in NSW has any rights. No one has the right to bodily integrity. He said basically that it’s ok to kill someone you like. No one has any rights. “

The Law Society of NSW declined to comment on the suspension.

AAP has sought comments from G&B Advokater.


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