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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Justinian's archive

    Thursday
    Mar062003

    Unbuttoning the Dyce Man

    Strange tales from the world of Dyce Heydon ... At the time of his swearing-in as a judge of the High Court speculation swirled that warrior princess Janet Albrechtsen would be Heydon J's associate ... Application of the verb to albrecht ... Bitchy attacks in 4th ed of Equity Doctrines & Remedies ... From Justinian's Deja Vu file

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    Tuesday
    Jan282003

    The basic freedom to fornicate

    Vic Court of Appeal incandescent at Justice Nathan’s louche views on huntin’, shootin’, ‘n’ fishin’

     

     

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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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