10 March 2014,
Shand Taylor partner John Sneddon gets Marcus Lee home from Dubai
JOHN Sneddon waited anxiously in the Brisbane Shand Taylor office in January as thousands of kilometres away Marcus and Julie Lee navigated their way through Dubai customs.
The phone call came in January 2009 as Sneddon was working a high-profile case involving the ex-wife of former Billabong chief executive Matthew Perrin.
The legal strategy devised by Sneddon, Lee and his Dubai lawyers was to work within the system, refrain from criticising it and respect it. Today, Sneddon describes it as “draining”.
Photo: John Sneddon, Julie Lee, Marcus Lee