Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has assisted Professor Jenny Hocking on her successful High Court case to obtain access to the ‘Palace Letters’, the correspondence between the then Governor General Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth concerning the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in 1975.

According to Corrs’ lead partner on the matter, James Whittaker:

“This was an important public law case.

“Access to the correspondence will likely provide critical insight to the inner workings of the decision by the Governor General to dismiss the government. It has been a long, hard battle which we have been engaged in since 2016.”


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