Peter Mericka – Lawyer and Whistleblower
This personal website was initially established to give clients and colleagues some insight into the person they deal with day-to-day. It was also established to counter some of the negative material posted by detractors who sought to thwart my efforts to change the real estate industry for the better. Over the years it has also become an important vehicle for combating corruption.
The corruption I speak of began with officers in the department of Consumer Affairs Victoria who, instead of working to protect consumers, saw their role as protectors of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and its real estate agent members. Like a cancer, corruption metastasises and spreads to other organs. Of the government organs to which this corruption has spread, the one most affected is the office of the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner.
Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
It is my personal view that the current Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Ms Fiona McLeay, must either resign or be dismissed. Over coming weeks I will support this view by presenting evidence implicating Ms McLeay and various officers under her direct supervision. I fully expect that, by the end of this year, a number of positions in the office of the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, including that of Ms McLeay herself, will fall vacant. (For a simple example of Ms McLeay’s corrupt conduct [CLICK HERE].)
This webiste should be seen as an ongoing, open investigation into a culture of corruption that has developed in the office of the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner. I will present the facts, all of which will be supported by documents including emails, letters and audio recordings.
Readers can then determine for themselves as to whether or not the facts support my assertion that a culture of corruption has developed within the office of the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner.
I am aware that readers will want to know how I am qualified to identify corruption, criticise the conduct of various parties and identify flaws in the investigative procedures employed by those whose role it is to prevent, confront and eliminate corruption in its various manifestations.
As a victim of corruption
The first, is that I am a victim of corrupt officers. Over the years I have lodged complaints about the conduct of various officers under the supervision of the previous Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Mr Michael McGarvie and also the present incumbent, Ms Fiona McLeay. Complaints I made direct to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner came to nought. Nothing came of a formal complaint to the Victorian Ombudsman either, but I then became the target of an ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation. This campaign has lasted years, and has brought me to the point of commencing my own investigation into the corrupt culture that now exists.
As a qualified VicPol detective and corruption investigator
The links below provide details of my knowledge and experience in areas of criminal law, forensic investigation, internal investigation and ethics through my service as a member of Victoria Police and as a Legal Practitioner. My expertise in forensic investigation and the investigation of complaints against police has also been recognised by way of commendations, details of which are also provided via the links below.
Ms Fiona McLeay, the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, recently called upon members of the legal profession to call out sexual harassment. But can we expect Ms McLeay to do anything if the lawyer accused of sexual... View Article
In her article, “Government lawyers the ‘moral compass’ of their organisations” which I have reproduced in full below, Karin Derkley sets out the message that IBAC Commissioner Robert Redlich delivered the LIV Government Lawyers conference last... View Article
Corruption seems to thrive on a special form of stupidity. If greed or malice are the petri dish of corruption, then stupidity is the warm atmosphere in which it grows and develops. My experience in dealing... View Article