In September 2010, Peter Mericka, director of Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd (‘LRE’), published an article entitled ‘Consumer Affairs Victoria – the Reason We Need a Corruption Commission’. (‘the article’) on this website. In the article, Mr Mericka states that Mr Devlin’s legal advice ‘does not stand up to scrutiny, and quality control in the Legal Development Branch appears to be seriously lacking’. This statement was republished in correspondence , emails and a blog conducted by Mr Mericka. Mr Mericka accepts that the statement made about Mr Devlin is untrue and unconditionally retracts the statement made. Mr Mericka sincerely apologises to Mr Devlin and his colleagues for any hurt or embarrassment caused.