'Snore and order' barrister says sorry for inquest sleep

The fatal crash scene.
The fatal crash scene. David Nielsen

A SENIOR Brisbane barrister has apologised for falling asleep and snoring during an inquest into the death of a professional race car driver Sean Edwards.

David Tait QC is representing Mr Edwards's family and had to be woken by the lawyer assisting him during the second day of the inquest on Tuesday.

The headline Snore and Order accompanied a photo of him splashed across the front page of Queensland's The Courier-Mail newspaper on Wednesday.

The report said the QC, who charged up to $10,000 a day, admitted to nodding off while a witness he did not want to question was giving evidence.

At the start of proceedings this morning, Mr Tait apologised to the court, the bar table and all parties involves for his discourtesy.

But he said he did not agree with the journalist who suggested his snoring was the most important thing that happened at the inquiry that day.

He said the death of his client's son was the most important issue.

More on this at ABC News

Topics:  barrister editors picks

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Best-selling sci-fi author to visit Springfield

Best-selling sci-fi and fantasy author, Kylie Chan is coming to BOOK FACE Orion.

Science fiction meets ancient Eastern mythology

Ipswich man in court over 'childish' egging comments

Using cracked or dirty eggs can lead to salmonellosis food poisoning.

He was accused of egging a house on social media

OP1 graduate ecstatic with score

Clarissa Adamovics received an OP1 after graduating from Redbank Plains State High School in 2017.

Clarissa Adamovics happy to study nursing at UQ.

Local Partners