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Review court sides with DPP

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Attorneys for former junior minister Kern Spencer say they are awaiting a copy of yesterday's ruling by the Judicial Review Court before deciding their next move.

The Judicial Review Court ruled that Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn should not be required to give evidence in Spencer's corruption trial nor be barred from the courtroom while the prosecution's star witness Rodney Chin testifies.

Llewellyn sought the judicial review after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey issued a subpoena for her to testify about the details of a meeting she had with Chin while he was still an accused in the same case.

Attorney-at-law Deborah Martin, who represents Spencer, said she wanted to see how the review court judges "rationalise" their decision in order to "advise ourselves as to where next we go".

Spencer and co-accused Colleen Wright are facing corruption charges arising from the implementation of the Cuban light bulb project.