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    "What we are attempting to achieve here is not the abolition of any court, but the merging of two courts ... so we can get the best practice consistently applied to all family law matters ..."

    Attorney General Christian Porter on his federal courts reform, which will see an end to the Family Court of Australia and a Federal Circuit Court approach to all family law cases. The Australian, August 17, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Life of Clive ... Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents ... Read more ... 


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    Delirious news for lawyers and the hoi polloi ... Evan Whitton ... The first step for the Academy of Law is to uncover why lawyers are doomed to be unloved ... A missing staple comes as a reminder that process trumps truth ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Aug202018

    Pix People

    Family Court CJ on message with the attorney general ... Searching for Sarah Fregon's replacement at Vic's Bar ... Lease of life for Act of Settlement, 1701 ... Theodora reports 

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    Sunday
    Aug192018

    Cases and catastrophes

    One more minus ... Support for Bernard Collaery ... Attempted throttling at chamber's drinkies ... Judges prefer Blackstone ... Dog of a case ... Adversarial difficulties in Latin America ... Theodora reports 

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    Thursday
    Aug162018

    Rhodes scholars

    A gaggle of judges invade Rhodes ... The significance of Hellenism to contemporary legal issues ... Personal injury and audio-visual technology ... SA barristers stamping their tiny feet for QC gongs ... Murray Darling royal commission running out of water ... Significance for the Palace letters appeal ... Procrustes files 

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    Friday
    Aug102018

    Family Court: facts v fiction

    "Sources close to the Family Court" prepare a fact sheet that shoots holes in "Christian" Porter's case for abolishing the court ... Lies, damn lies and blatant falsities ... Family law restructure farcical ... Pitch for survival as judges mount the battlements ... Here's the judges' fact sheet, in full ... 

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    Friday
    Aug102018

    Inspector McClintock gives ICAC a clean bill of health

    Complaints against the NSW corruption watchdog dismissed ... Magistrate made an elementary mistake about exculpatory evidence  ... ICAC is not a court, it is part of the executive government ... Findings of corruption still stick despite bonkers beat-ups from News Corp hacks ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Friday
    Aug102018

    Life of Clive

    Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... A big life beyond the law ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents 

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    Thursday
    Aug092018

    Our Man in Washington

    Sleaze and corruption at the centre of US government ... Functioning democracy under threat ... Presidential pardons ... Voter purges ... International law of no consequence to Brett Kavanaugh ... Roger Fitch reports 

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    Tuesday
    Aug072018

    Getting Swift, one law firm at a time

    Law shop bogged in class action fiasco ... Communicating with the forbidden fruit ... Correspondence that was "apt to mislead" ... Punished with indemnity costs ... Call for a rehearing with a different judge ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the Federal Court 

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    Friday
    Aug032018

    Lionel Murphy and Freehills' costs

    How the government in 1986 paid Freehills $200,000 towards Justice Lionel Murphy's costs of two criminal trials ... Freehills had undertaken the work for Murphy on a no-charges basis, while leaving open the prospect of seeking a contribution from the government ... Freehills advises Murphy not to change lawyers ... Counsels' fees and disbursements ... Departmental heads sought to cap the payment ... Cabinet agrees to a costs payment of $420,473 ... From Stephen Murray at the National Archives 

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