Banned lawyer files for judicial review

Jema Lawyers have filed an application at the National Court for a judicial review after two of its overseas lawyers were banned early this month from entering the country.

Greg Egan and Terry Lambert have been banned from entering the country by Chief Migration Officer Mataio Rabura since September 8.

On that day  Mr Rabura sent a letter to all international operating airlines and all PNG provincial borders and ports that there was an indefinite ban being imposed on Egan and Lambert.

Egan is an Australian citizen who has been practising in PNG since 1988 while Lambert has been acting as a junior counsel to Egan.

Both counsels have been briefed out by Jema Lawyers and have been appearing in a number of matters including the warrant of arrest against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

They have been representing the Task Force Sweep chairman Sam Koim and Detective Chief Superintendent and Director of National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Matthew Damaru and his deputy director Timothy Gitua.

Egan filed a notice of motion on Friday (September 25) and this will be heard on a later date.

(Pictured above is a file picture of Greg Egan and McRonald Nale walking out of the National Court house at Waigani.)

Sally Pokiton