under the southern cross I stand ...
This is not about a fuckup.Welllll, in theory, a barister is an officer of the court and required to uphold the law, and not lie.
But in reality, they do tend to look after each other so as to not rock the boat and interupt the gravy train. Not many complaints get made against QC / AC types by other barristers, no matter how badly they fuck up.
This is about defense Lawyers or Barristers being paid to defend a someone. Some are innocent, some are guilty but they are paid to defend the guilty. For money they will argue that the person is not guilty even incircumstances where they know that they are.
It's not a fuckup, it's not illegal, it is how the legal system and the law is structured. For a fee, they will use their knowledge of the law in an attempt to free a guilty person! It's a fairly small variation on the theme to write an Op Ed piece on how innocent an alledged rapist is, for a fee.