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Innovations in fee collection ... Barrister lightly spanked for sending disturbing fee threat to former clients ... "See what happens if you don't pay your bills" ... File leverage ... Agreement not to complain in exchange for the file ... NCAT bares its gums ... Read more ... 


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Do nothing in the new utopia ... Policy vacuums ... Private sector leaders are filling voids created by sleepwalking politicians ... Voice to parliament and global warming left in the cold - which, somehow, gets us to the casualisation of the workforce, particularly at universities ... Fly-in, fly-out law school lecturers ... Full Federal Court wrestles with a "casual employee" ... Read more ... 


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Time to act on Magnitsky ... Where's our Magnitsky Act? ... An effective way of dealing with corrupt individuals who violate human rights ... Lapsed Bill in the Commonwealth parliament ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Read more ... 

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    "I am really and truly pleased that I have been vindicated and that the court has preserved the presumption of innocence."   

    Tom Domican, "colourful" Sydney identity, who provided security services to a Kings Cross drug dealer, after settling for $100,000 his defamation case against nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim and Pan Macmillan. September 13, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    David Hunt remembered ... Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law ...The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... Tributes from Graham Hryce, David Rolph, Justice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sentencing terror ... Fabulous sentencing transcript from County Court, Victoria ... Judge James Montgomery and counsel wrestle with the dates and the years ... Pythonesque proceedings ... Court reporter struggles to keep up ... Tears to the eyes ... From the archive, June 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Sunday
    Sep152019

    London Calling

    Brexit ... Everyone's got an opinion ... Leverhulme has the facts ... Lying to Her Maj ... Prorogation and the courts ... Forum shopping ... Who's ahead in the polls ... Tory's defections and sackings ... Corbyn not making headway ... Leverhulme at Westminster 

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    Saturday
    Sep142019

    Blow by Blow

    Solicitor ordered to pay court costs personally, within in 60 days ... It took over three years for him to fork-up ... Unacceptable delays ... Far-fetched excuses and extensions of time ... Finding of professional misconduct ... Disgraceful ... Other unattractive priors 

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    Friday
    Sep062019

    Rumble in the jungle

    HWL Ebsworth lawyer told not to bite the hand that feeds the firm ... The turbulent Dr Rumble's criticism of his client ... Bad for business ... Grounds for termination ... Managing partner Martinez intolerant of insubordination ... Christmas party snub ... No presents ... Stephen Murray reports 

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    Friday
    Sep062019

    Bye bye Chorley

    High Court puts the lid on the honey pot ... Common law revised ... Solicitors and barristers no longer able to charge costs when acting for themselves ... Same principle applies for litigants in person ... Chorley exception was a "privilege" and an affront to equality before the law ... Stinging Nettle ... Stephen Murray reports 

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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Porter produces another shambles

    The attorney general's draft religious freedoms legislation is a dog's breakfast ... Three Bills of the Holy Trinity ... Irony of ironies - an expanded role for the Human Rights Commission ... In any event, religious bodies don't believe in freedom of speech ... Special protections for crackpot beliefs ... Failure to expand free speech where it is most needed ... Graham Hryce despairs 

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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Companies are hereby ordered ...

    Trump as the Mad King ... Dystopian plans ... SCOTUS agenda ... "Religious" claims ... Gun control ... Voting rights ...Republicans on a roll ... Latest news from Guantánamo ... Roger Fitch reports from the turmoil of Washington 

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    Thursday
    Sep052019

    Sticky wicket

    Yarraside spankings ... The wrong disciplinary body has been doling out punishment to bad lawyers ... Hundred of cases that were legal nullities have to be rescued by retrospective legislation ... For four years one paid attention to the defect ... Charter of Rights sent packing ... Janek Drevikovsky reports 

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    Tuesday
    Sep032019

    Jumping around in the history books

    The Sudan war ... The test at Headingley ... Boris Johnson reciting the opening lines of the Illiad ... Paddy Leigh Fermor with General Kreipe in Crete ... Horace's Oades ... Tim Fischer and Ian Callinan ... The Wik case ... Bernard Colleary ... Procrustes goes to town 

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    Saturday
    Aug312019

    Time to act on Magnitsky

    Where's our Magnitsky Act? ... An effective way of dealing with corrupt individuals who violate human rights ... Lapsed Bill in the Commonwealth parliament ... Giving human rights an effective weapon ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Greg Hogan reviews the NSW Law Society forum on the shape of a local Magnitsky law 

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