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Rent-a-quote ... Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy ... Read more ... 


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Sydney law factory ramps-up production ... University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... 50% greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Read more ... 

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    "Apart from one treacherous act of base duplicity, I enjoyed all of my time at the bar. I was lucky to start at the bar as a pupil of Griffin QC who quickly taught me three things: (a) there's nothing better in life than fees; (b) why take on only one trial brief per day if you're offered three; (c) always tell solicitors about the great victories you had achieved and never tell them about your losses."  

    Federal Circuit Court swearing-in speech by Judge Gregory Egan. February 7, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Michael Finnane QC joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Clayton Utz in workplace defo drama ... Former Clayton Utz solicitor sues the firm for defamation … Email sent at the direction of former Law Soc prez Joe Catanzariti … Partners argue that proposed amended statement of claim "seriously prejudices them" ... Justice Simpson says firm’s submission is "inapt" ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Apr172018

    Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes

    Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    Tuesday
    Apr172018

    A watchdog that barks and bites

    Former appellate judges assist the cause for a national integrity commission ... The evidence is mounting and the public support swelling ... The Coalition will be dragged kicking and squealing to this policy prescription ... Public hearings crucial ... Details of the framework ... Richard Ackland reports 

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    Friday
    Apr132018

    Queensland's all-too-slow human rights movement

    Nick Bonyhady reports on what has happened to the proposed charter of human rights for banana-benders ... A Labor government promise that is slow to materialise ... Contention around what model to adopt ... The next election will have arrived before the new law has properly taken effect 

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    Thursday
    Apr122018

    New coroner crowned

    Reshuffle ... Leading magistrate, pan rattler and former copper becomes NSW State Coroner following former Coroner's shift to Ombudsman ... More money for new Madges ... Alex Mitchell has the details 

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    Monday
    Apr092018

    The quality of mercy knows no limits

    Timbo Carmody rejects application to strike-off solicitor who fraudulently inflated timesheets ... Still "an ethical member" of the profession ... "Status seeking" solicitor's "safety switch" is back-on ... Plus, Melbourne solicitor off the jam roll ... No prospect of rehabilitation ... Nick Bonyhady courtside 

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    Friday
    Apr062018

    Sydney law factory ramps-up production

    University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... Fifty percent greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Not enough teaching staff or facilities ... Fiddling the ATAR ... Nick Bonyhady's tribute to the former registrar Tyrone Carlin 

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    Wednesday
    Apr042018

    Bluto's bungle

    QCAT's Timbo Carmody back in the frame ... Squire Bennett takes-up rural spread ... Justice Carolyn Simpson says farewell to paradise ... Uncle Doug in chains 

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    Tuesday
    Apr032018

    Rent-a-quote

    Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy 

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    Monday
    Apr022018

    Law Deform Commission

    Australian Law Report Commission going the way of its sister organisation in NSW ... Loss of independence ... Staff removed ... Integration into the AG's department ... New president a personal favourite of Soapy Brandis 

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