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Hale Spiderwoman ... 11 out of 11 ... UK Supremes on a null and void prorogation ... Judicial review of the prerogative power of the crown ... Principle of parliamentary sovereignty ... Her Maj the cypher ... Welcome back Sir Edward Coke ... Procrustes explains ... Read more ... 


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    "One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about Boris Johnson's prime ministership is because if there was ever a cometh-the-hour, cometh-the-man moment in the recent history of this country, this is it and he is that person."    

    George Brandis, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, speaking in Manchester at the Policy Exchange. October 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


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    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Tuesday
    May072019

    When only the victim speaks the truth

    Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her critique 

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    Sunday
    Apr212019

    Please clean the filters

    There’s no end to the Michael Kirby story … Legal justice chases social justice … Love at first sight, despite the odd clothing ... From Justinian's archive ... May 4, 2010 

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    Saturday
    Nov052016

    Don't mention it

    Barrister wants his name and critical paragraphs removed from FCC judgment ... Donors' Day ... Application for suppression of the juicy bits ... Sperm donor parenting dispute ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    Friday
    May202016

    Yarraside's fragrant delights

    Marketing breakthrough as barrister appears on the side of trams ... Reptiles of the media warned not to connect coke sniffing associate with Federal Court judges ... Gilbert + Tobin spruces its image but keeps the plus ... Industrial action - how the Poms campaigned effectively against Cameron government's legal aid cuts  

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    Sunday
    Mar202016

    Petty sessions

    Barrister's defamation case becomes a car crash ... Range Rover scraped by barrister's garage door ... Email to neighbours complaining about barrister's behaviour ... Jury goes for the truth defence 

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    Tuesday
    Jan192016

    The dark art of sham litigation 

    Fraudulent litigation ... Bodgy debts to circumvent real creditors ... Defamation actions to wash money ... Moldovan courts to the rescue of Russian gangsters ... Italian divorces in Maidenhead 

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    Wednesday
    Dec242014

    Hey, it's Christmas 

    Swearing out ... Knock About looked like a sad sack at Muir's farewell ... Appointments with echoes of Bjelke era ... Witness coaching 

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    Tuesday
    Dec232014

    Jackson to lead charge against ICAC

    David Jackson QC is to lead Margaret Cunneen's High Court case ... Major challenge to ICAC's future effectiveness ... Shroud of uncertainty hangs over pending reports ... ICAC to pick-up Cunneen's High Court costs 

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    Tuesday
    Dec232014

    What's the world coming to?

    Our Man in London ... Selfish people, noisy neighbours, children who run riot ... Things are intolerable ... "Pleb" libel case - Silly Politician v Slow Witted Plod ... Leverhulme laments 

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    Friday
    Dec192014

    Sincere thanks for the rude letter

    Correspondence from lofty places ... Margaret Cunneen replies to critic who accused her of derailing ICAC's important work ... Is it all the fault of her long-estranged sister? ... Unexpected love and support ... Mystery deepens 

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    Thursday
    Dec182014

    Adventures at conventionville

    Global advocacy convention in Taswegia ... Putting The Map on the map ... Federal Court issues hygiene edicts ... Former solicitor general disports himself ... MONA critiqued by judge ... Spanking disturbs UK judge ... A field agent reports 

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    Thursday
    Dec182014

    Conduct unbecoming

    Conviction for sexual assault means barrister is not fit and proper ... Insistence on innocence only made things worse ... Behaviour unconnected with work as a barrister ... Dignity of the bar ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Monday
    Dec152014

    Torture and the American way of doing business

    Torture-Lite was a by-word of the Bush era ... It turned out to be Torture-Gruesome ... CIA spinning frantically after getting bad marks from the Senate ... Slow trickle of Guantánamo releases ... Latest federal election saw woeful voter turnout ... The FBI can decode your DNA at warp speed ... From Our Man in Washington, Roger Fitch 

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    Friday
    Dec122014

    Corruption busting

    Will ICAC retrieve its mojo? ... The High Court will decide on the powers of the most effective corruption fighter in the country ... ICAC's pen has been "put down" ... The issue to be resolved is what conduct "adversely affects" the exercise of official functions ... Words and meanings ... Nina Ubaldi on the case 

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    Friday
    Dec122014

    Boondocks bulletin

    Updated on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Update ... Aussie bloke revving around Fernberg ... No Banco farewell for John Muir ... London clerk fetches-up at Doyle Chambers ... Government Gazette issues grovel to Supreme Court judges ... Also, latest from The Map ... The Ellis' case gets political ... Lawyer pinged for lifting cash ... Tribunal in strife over PDF practice direction 

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    Tuesday
    Dec092014

    "We have priced ourselves into oblivion"

    Productivity Commission's report on improving access to justice ... Lawyers are like mechanics ... The power of selling "credence goods" ... Large number of recommendations to give greater choice to consumers, to improve the court system and to enhance community legal centres ... Nina Ubaldi combs through the report and locates the juicy bits 

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    Monday
    Dec082014

    Fakery and deception

    Who would have thought there would be dodgy behaviour in the art establishment? ... Barrister Louise McBride bought a dud Albert Tucker and Christie's did nothing about it ... It's raining fakes ... Traditional art market cover-ups exposed ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Thursday
    Dec042014

    Stinging Nettle among the thistles

    Geoffrey Nettle, hero of Yarraside, goes to the High Court ... Government turns tame ... Soapy's soft spot ... Big chance for Marty Pakula ... Rustling through the archives ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports 

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    Tuesday
    Dec022014

    Closing time at the bar n' grill

    Grasping for silk ... A deadline is a deadline, except when the bar president extends it ... NSW barrister 12 minutes late with his silk application ... Bar not obliged to consider any application for silk ... Inner and outer bars ... No stigma in not being a silk ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Friday
    Nov282014

    NSW terror powers rarely used

    Heightened terror alert, but the Ombudsman finds that preventative detention powers were never used between 2011 and 2013 ... Covert search warrant powers rarely used ... Crime Commission says it doesn't want covert search powers ... Improvements urged ... Nina Ubaldi reports  

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