Tim Meehan’s criminal acts were ‘nefarious’, says Queensland Law Society head, leaving ‘indelible stain on the legal profession’

The case of a high-profile Brisbane solicitor who confessed to pocketing criminal proceeds while implicating colleagues in an illegal cash payments scheme has fed “public perception that lawyers are greedy and self-serving”, a judge said.

Tim Meehan, who most notably acted for Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Cowan, was sentenced to five and a half years in jail, with a non-parole period of 18 months, by supreme court justice Roslyn Atkinson on Friday.

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