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July 31
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$85.00 – $95.00
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The Greg Lynn verdict: a jury compromise or a jury inspired?

Lunch with David Hallowes SC

Hosted by:
Prof Ian Dunn AM

July 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$85.00 – $95.00

Greg Lynn, a former Jetstar pilot, was tried for the murders of Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who went missing in the Wonnangatta Valley in March 2020. Lynn pleaded not guilty, maintaining that the deaths were accidental. He claimed that an altercation with Hill over drone footage led to Hill taking Lynn’s shotgun, resulting in a struggle during which Clay was fatally shot. Hill then allegedly attacked Lynn with a knife, leading to Hill’s death during a subsequent struggle. Lynn admitted to disposing of the bodies and burning the campsite to avoid blame.

The prosecution argued that Lynn murdered the couple and engaged in an elaborate cover-up.

The jury ultimately found Lynn guilty of murdering Clay but acquitted him of Hill’s murder.

David Hallowes SC joins us to discuss this intriguing case and verdict. David is a prominent Australian barrister specialising in criminal law, with a strong background in disciplinary and tribunal proceedings, occupational health and safety, and administrative law. Admitted to practice in 1988, he joined the Bar in 2003 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2016. David has built a distinguished career and is a Former Chair of the Criminal Bar Association.

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