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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 has no prospect of rehabilitation ... Read more ... 


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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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    "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 ... 


    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 ... 


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    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 ... 


     

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    Saturday
    Dec072002

    Stuart gets scratchy

    Sydney and the world have been agog and uplifted with the story of Stuart Meredith Littlemore giving his neighbour's car a nasty scratch with a key ... From Justinian's archive December 2002

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    Thursday
    Sep262002

    Slater & Gordon's tropical nightmare

    Risky litigation ... Slater & Gordon acts for Solomon Island landowners in treacherous case against Ross Mining ... Firm later "regrets ever having become involved in the proceedings" ... Earlier adventures of Nick Styant-Browne ... Champerty and maintenance ... From Justinian's archive, September 2002 

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    Wednesday
    Oct181995

    Don't name that man

    The Age reported that tax barrister Ian Spry had been the subject of a police investigation following a complaint of stalking ... VicBar upset that he was named in the press ... Apparently a violation of the presumption of innocence ... Newspaper war claims a victim ... Déjà Vu ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... October 1995

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    Monday
    Oct161995

    As the actress said to the barrister

    From Justinian's archive ... It's September 1995 and Kate Fitzpatrick v Charles Waterstreet was in full swing before Justice Brownie of the NSW Supremes ... Lots of drama as the spotlight shines on the state of discovery and affidavits ... Deja Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jun141995

    Forty nine years ago ... 

    Move over Roddy Meagher, Michael Kirby is snapping at your heels ... From 1962 comes this attack in Honi Soit ... The brutality of student politicians ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Déjà Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jun141995

    Blackfella Stoned

    The rich repository of Justinian's archive helps us remember NT lawyer and politician Shane Stone's brush with the stipes ... The Bob Liddle affair ... Ducking and weaving over finding of unprofessional conduct ... Client's matrimonial file injected into the political fray ... Déjà Vu from June 1995

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    Wednesday
    Mar221995

    Some good, some turnips

    Pricks on the bench ... Kevin McFee JP (High Court candidate) gives an overview of Justinian's Judges Survey from March 1995 ... Anger uncorked ... From our Déjà Vu Department  

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    Wednesday
    Mar151995

    Orifice politics

    The ghastly events leading up to John Marsden's defamation action against Channel 7 ... Huge drama following the president of the NSW Law Society's decision to out himself as gay ... Accusations in parliament, on television and from former employee ... Confusion about underage sex 

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    Wednesday
    Mar151995

    Rosenblum v Foreman

    From Justinian's archive ... March 1995 ... When Rupert Rosenblum went to court over a missing house ... Memories of Carol Foreman and her backdated document ... Rocking the foundations of the admin of justice 

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    Tuesday
    Mar151994

    Gruzman never too sick

    Father and son team ... Gruzman snr cleared by stipes of threat to withdraw from case over insult to his son and junior ... Heinous accusation of barrister attending client's premises without instructing solicitor ... Row over fees

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    Wednesday
    Aug181993

    Pressing issues

    Collapse of Street of Shame's chambers market ... LCA's mission statement for lawyers ... Chrissa Loukas overlooked for 60 Minutes ... Fairfax wipes Bantum of the Opera's costs ... Promotional franger ... What life was like in 1993 ... From Justinian's archive of stories 

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    Saturday
    Jun051993

    The bar at war with itself

    The tortured path to the Bar's adoption of direct professional access was littered with drama and betrayal ... It's the early 1990s and the NSW Bar was being dragged into the twentieth century ... Fusion, co-advocacy and access to barristers all in the melting pot as the government hatches the Legal Profession Reform Act ... Spin doctors and melting faxes all part of the furious battle to resist change 

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    Monday
    Feb151993

    Allens' Christmas Eve horror

    Remembering the fallout from the Adrian Powles affair ... Seasons greetings as Allens faced receivership in 1992-1993 ... Special bail-out arrangements put in place as the Supreme Court obligingly applied a suppression order to the proceedings ... Department of Deja Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jul151992

    Hullo sailor

    From Justinian's archive comes this compelling explanation as to why NSW's 1992 Law Week festivities had to be delayed ... Attorney General Collins was jammed ... Call of the Coral Sea ... Deja Vu

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    Wednesday
    Jul151992

    Judge bounces lawyer tax scheme fight

    From Justinian's hard copy era ... When tax schemes were in your face ... And Andrew Rogers ruled the NSW Supreme Court commercial division with an iron fist in a titanium glove 

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    Monday
    Sep161991

    Sins of omission

    DPP brings tax case against eccentric barrister Cliff Pannam QC, then gives character evidence for him at bureau de spank ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Let the heady days of September 1991 be a salutary reminder to all of us

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    Thursday
    Nov011990

    Master of the rope

    Lord Denning's nutty final lunge for the history books as he unpacks his dark side ... Capital punishment ... Birmingham Six ... Lesbianism

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    Wednesday
    Feb281990

    Haines blasts Temby

    Justinian revisits the fragile excuses advanced by ICAC for failing to investigate the Botany bribery scandal ... Contrary to commissioner Temby's report, Botany alderman had a clear memory of the attempted bribe over a land zoning proposal that affected Rupert Murdoch's interests ... Those were the days, when Rupert owed the Labor Party ... From our bulging archive, February 1990

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    Thursday
    Feb011990

    The Botany Boys

    The Botany Council bribery case ... ICAC less fun in Ian Temby's day ... Earlier Labor scandals in NSW ... Rezoning of Murdoch land  ... Memories far from faded ... From Justinian's archive, February 1990

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    Sunday
    Dec311989

    Forbidden sex

    It was a very different world in 1989 ... In Scotland gay judges were being hounded off the bench ... Victualler at Valentine's Bar heard loose tongue flapping ... Hooker tapes Honkers prosecutor asking for underage sex ... From Justinian December 1989

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