Lawyers Michael Bosscher and Tim Meehan leave Brisbane Magistrates Court during the Daniel Morcombe murder committal hearing.
Lawyers Michael Bosscher and Tim Meehan leave Brisbane Magistrates Court during the Daniel Morcombe murder committal hearing.

Disciplinary hearing for man who defended Morcombe's killer

THE barrister who defended Daniel Morcombe's killer and who is defending the Ipswich man accused of raping and murdering French student Sophie Collombet is facing disciplinary proceedings and has had his case adjourned until later this month.

The Legal Services Commission is taking action against Michael Bosscher and the case was briefly mentioned at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Tuesday.

The tribunal heard Mr Bosscher's legal team was trying to access records from the state Justice and Attorney-General Department but had not heard back.

It is understood Mr Bosscher is facing disciplinary action for alleged misconduct when he tendered a document to a Commission of Inquiry that contained allegations of corruption against now-Chief Justice Catherine Holmes.

Mr Bosscher is known for his involvement in high profile cases including the trial of Brett Peter Cowan, who was convicted of killing Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe.

He has also represented Ipswich man Benjamin James Milward, who is accused of raping and murdering French student Sophie Collombet, whose body was found near William Jolly Bridge in Brisbane in March 2014.

Mr Bosscher's case will be mentioned on November 25 ahead of a hearing likely to be held next year.

- APN NEWSDESK


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