Wednesday, January 9, 2013

S&B Lawyers sign agreement with Diageo Australia

Sylvester & Browne Lawyers to provide liquor licensing advice to Diageo Australia 

The directors of Sylvester and Browne Lawyers are proud to announce that the firm has been selected to provide specialised liquor licensing advice to Diageo Australia. Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London. Diageo is also the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine. Diageo's major brands include Smirnoff vodka, JohnnyWalker Scotch Whiskey, Baileys liqueur, Guinness stout and Jose' Cuervo tequila.

When commenting on the agreement, Sylvester and Browne Lawyers' Managing Director Mr David Sylvester said, "We are extremely pleased to have been selected to provide liquor licensing advice to Diageo Australia. Not only is Diageo a worldwide leader in their field, they are also at the forefront of industry efforts in relation to the promotion of responsible alcohol consumption. We look forward to providing specialist advice and legal representation to the Diageo Australia team for the foreseeable future."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

PIC hypocrisy at its highest

See the link below for an article outlining that the hypocrisy of the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) appears to know no bounds.

Considering that this particular PIC inquiry was (among other issues) investigating the alleged improper release of information to the media by senior Police, it's quite ironic that the PIC Commissioner Mr John Pritchard himself was found to have illegally provided confidential material to the media.  Contrary to the treatment dished out to the veteran NSW Police Superintendent who was the subject of the inquiry, Mr Pritchard was simply allowed to resign from his next appointment as head of the Australian Crime Commission rather than face criminal charges for breaching the PIC's secrecy provisions. According to the report, the PIC Inspector found that Pritchard had apparently "paid a high personal and professional price for his actions". Please.

Even more disturbing is the journalist's reference to the fact that the PIC Inspector's report found that the PIC's current No.3, Michelle O'Brien had apparently joked with Pritchard about the leak of confidential information. The total disregard of the privacy of those individuals involved in this matter can only be described as appalling. And all of this to make the beleaguered PIC "look better"! If O'Brien was complicit in the release of confidential information, surely her senior position at the PIC is untenable. Time for action Mr Premier.