Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has assisted Professor Jenny Hocking on her successful High Court case to obtain access to the ‘Palace Letters’, the correspondence between the then Governor General Sir John Kerr and Queen Elizabeth concerning the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in 1975.

Corrs has been engaged on this public law matter since 2016, with access to the correspondence expected to provide critical insight to the inner workings of the decision by the Governor General to dismiss the government.