I think simon was just asking for the so called "official Royal Commission list" of (, I guess the assumption was, safe or cleared )lawyers". He asked, reasonably in my opinion, because it was insinuated that using other lawyers might not be the best policy.
We none of us know what others have been through in the past, some of us share and some don't. Let's therefore give each other a break, not make too many assumptions and maybe try to get the 'sense'of what the other person is actually saying before we wade in!
Having said that I am as guilty as the next person for being a plonker, but it's especially harsh when something is addressed personally to a moderator - he's damned if he does and he's damned if he doesn't (take it down,that is).
I fully agree, however, that people should be extremely cautious and yes, if they can, wait until the RC has completed its investigations before approaching lawyers. Anyway I can guarantee that in most countries there will be specialist charaties/helplines set up to give just this kind of advice.