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Lambo lawyer loses legal fight to keep ‘offensive’ number plate

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Cops seize controversial ‘LGOPNR’ reg

Peter Lavac’s yellow Lamborghini

A high flying Aussie barrister has vowed never to back down to “fat cat bullies” after losing a legal battle to keep his “offensive” number plates on his bright yellow supercar.

Transport for NSW initially ordered Sydney lawyer Peter Lavac to remove the personalised “LGOPNR” number plate from his Lamborghini.

But the former Hong Kong crown prosecutor successfully challenged the decision, arguing the order was written under the wrong legislation. Lavac also claimed that most people would never realise the number plate meant “leg opener”.

NSW Transport bigwigs didn’t stop there, however. In a letter to Lavac, they explained that his registration would be cancelled if he failed to handover the controversial plates. But despite launching another appeal Lavac was pulled over by police earlier this month and stripped of his number plates.

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News.com.au now reports that the 74-year-old lawyer’s appeal has been dismissed after magistrate Greg Elks deemed the number plates offensive.

Lavac is taking the setback in his stride. He’s apparently already got a number of replacements in mind, including a moniker of clothing brand ‘FCUK’ and ‘XLEGO’ — an abbreviation for for “extra-large ego”.

“The main reason I took these people to court was to send a message,” he told reporters outside court. “And that was my way of saying, as politely as I know how, ‘Hey guys, this is the 21st century. This is Australia. This is a free country. This is a democracy. This is not the Soviet Union’. So get a life. Get a sense of humour and get over it.”

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17 Comments

andrew carter

They should take away the car full stop.
Its like handing the 74 year old with a fully loaded AK47 and say go play in the street!

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Robert Sparks

Err, why?

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Hackaforte

I still think that ‘leg-opener’ sounds like a term for a massive fart.

“Jeez, mate, open a window will you? That was a proper leg-opener!”

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Miki

Kirkland NQ – is this you?

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Poopot

74?

I genuinely did not see that coming.

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Puzzled

Do criminal barristers earn a lot more over there?

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Hectar P

Probably made it into white collar crime or regulatory

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Bob

1. Yes.
2. He isn’t high flying, he is a cretin.

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Sparksy

What an utter waste of time all round.

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Limey of Counsel

Until it was pointed out to me, I didn’t get it.

Is it a commonly used term in Oz?

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Scep Tick

Judging by his number plates, he’s mad keen on Lego.

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Lambo bro

74? He should have gone with “V1AGRA”

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Anon

All Lambo owners are wronguns.

You’ve never heard of a Lambo owner who wasn’t imbalanced. Prove me wrong.

To be quite honest, you’d have to be bonkers to purchase such an impractical car with astronomical running costs, in a desperate bid to look cool/relevant.

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Jess

This is just the type of man that I need to try and enter a relationship with. Sure, it would be grotesque at first, but I am sure that I would get used to it and it would just be a number of years before he passes and I get my hands on his money.

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Rachel

Dream big Jess, dream big. I dig gold too, but I think I am resigned to the fact that the best I’ll get for my efforts is a bit of bling and a nice meal here and there. Getting in the bank is easy, but the vault is often off limits.

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Oh she a golddigger

Something something…trusts law…something something

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Freedom

Let him live out his life in peace he’s 74. If I was 74 I wouldn’t care what anyone thinks what is the point

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