On 14 August 1995 - the same day Nick Styant Browne interviewed GILLARD, her last day working as a lawyer for the firm - this search was made of the firm's LOCUS file management system.
It shows 3 files related to Ralph Blewitt's property purchase.
When BLEWITT's lawyers requested his conveyance file(s) from Slater and Gordon they were given copies of
The first entry on the ledger for 933661 is dated 12 May 1993 - not bad for a transaction that was commenced on 13 February and settled on 22 March.
We uncovered evidence of a file numbered 930034 as you'll see in our post reprinted below.
We can add another file to that total - 930574.
More on the significance of this soon.
There were 3 files opened at Slater and Gordon on the Blewitt conveyance/mortgage - one has disappeared completely
On 13 February 1993 Gillard and Wilson attended the Kerr Street auction.
22 February 1993 - Slater and Gordon opens Conveyance file 931044
Date instructions taken to act - 22 February. Prior to that the file was with Ms Gillard.
The second file is the Mortgage file - 933661
The first activity we see on the Trust Account Ledger for the Mortgage File is dated 12 May, 1993
But there'd been substantial activity on the mortgage creation prior to settlement. How could that be?
There was a previous file to do with the Blewitt conveyance/mortgage 930034
This file was 110 file matters prior to Julia Gillard handing over the "file" to Olive Brosnahan and the creation of 931044.
So how do we know about this file? Well whoever cleaned the file out and passed its contents to the conveyance file or the new mortgage file missed one little document.
What else was in that file? Why does the new mortgage file Trust Account Ledger not show any transactions prior to 12 May 1993. Why is there no application for a loan in that file?