Una Jagose and payments made to NZ law Society

Brian Mullane made this Official Information request to David Parker

Response to this request is long overdue. By law David Parker should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Brian Mullane

Dear David Parker,

The information used in this request relates to your predecessor, Christopher Finlayson, (2008-2017) and involves dubious activities by him in his appointment of Crown Law lawyers to senior management roles in Crown Agencies and also the role current Solicitor-General, Una Jagose, (a Finlayson appointee) has played in covering up criminal acts committed by Crown Law lawyers when concealing/tampering with evidence in cases leading up to, and directly related to, the Christchurch massacre of 15th March 2019.

Like the shuffling of deck chairs on the Titanic, we saw, in the period 2013-2017 particularly, Crown Law lawyers placed in strategic roles, i.e. Kitteridge, Director SIS (2013), Hampton, Director GCSB (2016), Kibblewhite, CEO, Department PM and Cabinet, (2014) and then moved to CEO, Justice (2019), James, CEO, Internal Affairs (2018), and of course, Una Jagose, Solicitor-General, January 2016 following the shock resignation of incumbent Michael Heron, December 2015, 3 years into his 5 year term.

Q1. How much money was paid to the NZ Law Society in the period 2013-2019, to stop their members representing victims of the Police Vetting scandal, and any others, in Court litigation and compensation cases, a deal initially brokered between Finlayson and Gary Turkington, President Wellington Law Society and Vice-President NZ Law Society?

Q2. What investigations have been carried out, either by your Office or Jagose's Office, of the evidence presented by way of email, to your then leader, PM Ardern and also every other Party Leader, of corruption by Crown Law and Justice Department staff, in Court cases heard before the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT) in the period 2015-2020?

Q3. Is Una Jagose going to be sacked as result of evidence exposed in the aforementioned email, dated 9th January 2023, followed 10 days later with the resignation of your Prime Minister?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Mullane

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