A MAGISTRATE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a former adviser to Bob Jane who is accused of giving the tyre king bogus legal advice.Malcolm McLure failed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court this morning to face a charge of engaging in legal practice without being qualified to do so.
The court heard Mr Jane paid Mr McLure for legal advice during a public spat with his son Rodney last year over the use of his name.
A lawyer for the Victorian Legal Services Commisioner told the court this Mr McLure had refused to have a brief of evidence served on him personally.
She said a summons to appear in court had been sent to three known addresses connected to Mr McLure and an email address.
The court heard it was not yet known whether the Legal Services Commissioner would be seeking a term of imprisonment if Mr McLure were to be found guilty.
The offence carries a maximum of two years' imprisonment.
A federal court injunction stopping the former racing legend from using his name in new business ventures was last year overturned, after a judge found Mr Jane had been provided with damaging legal advice by Mr McLure.
Mr Jane had argued he was duped by legal advice from Mr McLure.
In overturning the injunction Justice Anthony North described Mr McLure as "an incompetent, ignorant charlatan''.
Justice North described Mr McLure as a "menace" who "shook the voodoo chain'' and said he had unconscionably brought down Mr Jane and his business partner Denis Rigon by giving legal advice when he was not entitled to.Justice North said Mr McLure had a fiendish hold over Mr Jane that affected his case in the ongoing battle over the Jane name.