Mr Tipple said he had followed the Bain case closely. He was aghast at Ms Collins' criticism of the independent report written by retired Canadian judge Ian Binnie, while keeping its contents confidential.
"I'm really disturbed there's not more legal people in New Zealand that are standing up and saying this is just not good enough. You're just making our whole judicial system a laughing stock.
"During that time representing Lindy Chamberlain, I used to think 'this wouldn't happen if I was in New Zealand' but ... in the Bain case I think he has been subjected to actually worse injustices than the Chamberlains."
He claimed that Collins' actions were "basically painting a picture that she believes he's guilty". "That's how she's viewing the Binnie report. She's actually not accepting the jury verdict - which is: You are not guilty David Bain, you are innocent."It's so inappropriate for a Minister of Justice. She should be accepting that the jury's verdict as binding."I just find her conduct on the whole matter appalling and I'm ashamed. Deeply ashamed."
Here's an interesting piece from Reed, one of the three wise (? :) ) men of Eternal Vigilance: Just what are the flaws in Binnie's report? Is it Fisher's report that is flawed?