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Annette Kimmitt, managing partner and CEO of MinterEllison Annette Kimmitt, managing partner and CEO of MinterEllison. Photo: Courtesy Photo

Australian law firm MinterEllison is in uproar after managing partner Annette Kimmitt sent an email to staff apologizing that one of the firm’s lawyers had agreed to represent a senior politician accused of a historic rape, according to media reports.

Commonwealth Attorney General Christian Porter has hired MinterEllison partner and defamation specialist Peter Bartlett to represent him in relation to the rape allegations, which he denies.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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