Australian attorney remembered for several personal scandals. He received an appointment to the Queen's Counsel in the early 1890s and became an advocate of the Federation of Australia.
By his tenth birthday, he was fluent in four languages. He began his law career at the age of twenty-one.
He was arrested in 1885 for stalking a romantic interest and was subsequently sent to an insane asylum.
He was married to Ellen Logue from 1874-1921. Following Logue's death, he wed his mistress of many years, Cecilia Elizabeth Hughes.
He was the cousin of acclaimed children's author Edith Nesbit.