Costs of Fisher's report causes a stir

It has just been revealed that the cost of the review of Justice Binnie's report made by Robert Fisher was more than $200,000 including the costs of a barrister and a law clerk, who is in a relationship with Mr Fisher.  There is a bit of controversy over the payment of $100 an hour to Kate Tomlie, the law clerk, who has a degree in commerce, and Michael Reed questions the judgment of Fisher employing someone he is in a relationship with. 

During the retrial, Joe Karam, who has no formal qualifications was paid $95 and hour, and Michael Reed engaged Joe Karam's son as extra legal assistance.