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Amazing scenes ... Amid the figs and prosciutto Three Wigs Willy takes the judicial oath at Beppis ... Big shot barristers and law firm partners in octopus mode as their tentacles lurch towards unsuspecting victims ... The #AboutTime movement ... Read more ... 


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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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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  ... Read more ... 


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Ahoy. Navigation assistance ... Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beating the victim he met on a fetish website with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    May202018

    All in the family

    On the cusp of federal courts restructure ... Caustic advice to Thee-Wigs Willy Alstergren on how to run the Family Court's appeal division ... New head of the division has limited family law experience, as does the chief justice ... Recipe for unhappiness ... Rules, requirements and ruminations 

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    Tuesday
    May152018

    The kindness of strangers

    Qld CA clean bowls Legal Services Commissioner who wanted to block admission because of a few trivial mistakes ... SA Full Court not so kind to solicitor who made false claims for legal aid funds ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Wednesday
    May092018

    Independence Day

    The illusion of "independence" … Hayne royal commission brings new meaning to the word "independent" ... AMP, Clayton Utz, Catherine Brenner and the massaging of an independent report ... Clutz alumni Brian Salter is the fall-guy ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Monday
    May072018

    Chip off the old Brott

    Benched solicitor out of time in defamation action ... Second bite of the defamation cherry with law firm and barrister in the frame ... Nick Bonyhady reports courtside  

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    Monday
    May072018

    Misconduct case over scam and blackmail allegations

    Conveyancing fracas and thunderous emails lead to misconduct proceedings ... Gadens' partner complains to VLSC ... Strike-out refused by VCAT ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Sunday
    May062018

    Dot and the dinosaurs

    Barbie - the perfect spectator for carnivore battles ... Hubris and delusion ... How partners' meetings have changed ... Women don't talk like that ... Dorothy, our partner at big law, looks at evolutionary developments 

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Ahoy. Navigation assistance

    Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Access to justice ... Advocacy and support services ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case 

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Dr Matt Collins QC

    President of Vic's Bar n Grill on Justinian's Couch ... Matt Collins discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Barristers not overpaid, considering ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... An impatient driver of change 

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    Friday
    Apr272018

    The Lady of Shallot

    Slipping on a shallot in Woolworths ... Weighing the free speech rights of litigants in person to indulge in threatening correspondence with insurers for defendants ... Courts and tribunals seeing a tide of over-wrought and menacing missives from angry parties ... Judges feeling edgy 

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