The Odd Friday Lunch – Colin Lovitt, 9th May 2017
‘The Barrister’ – Colin Lovitt
Colin Lovitt, now retired QC, Criminal Defense Barrister of 45 years has had about 200 Murder
Trials. He was Chair of The Criminal Bar Association (Vic), also working on high profile cases in
WA, and also worked in Qld, infamously calling a Qld magistrate a cretin.
Colin is now busy working on a book due out “soon” that should make for a very interesting read.
He successfully defended Greg Domaszewicz on the now, 20 year old cold case murder of Jayden Leskie. He successfully defended Mark “Chopper” Read on a murder charge and successfully defended Graeme Slater, Gypsy Joker sergeant-at-arms, of murdering former Perth CIB chief & his Bookie friend with a car bomb outside the retired detective’s house.
Colin successfully defended Ray Bennett (mastermind of The Great Bookie Robbery) and 2 others of the 1978 murder of Painter & Docker Les Kane. His book will no doubt provide more detail.
Colin & Percy have a long association via the Carlton Football & Cricket clubs, and Colin has
been a long time customer at “Percy’s”.
MENU – $35 Food + Drinks
Entree – Cream of Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Mustard Oil & Toasted Hazelnut
Main – Portuguese Peri Peri Chicken, Fennel & Apple Slaw or
Fillet of Ocean Trout, Creamed Spinach, Roasted Maple Glazed Pumpkin &
Dessert – local & Imported Cheeses, Quince Paste, Pear, Apple & Crackers