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Boris in the bullrushes ... How Boris Johnson peddled falsehoods all the way to Number 10 ... Perverse denunciation of European Court of Justice ruling about third-party insurance for off-road vehicles ... Beats-ups from Telegraph columnist that appeal to little Englanders ... Procrustes on the case ... Read more ... 



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    "It would make it very hard to govern."  

    The attitude of senior Labor leaders before the May 18 election in resisting the push for a National Integrity Commission. Penny Wong, Anthony Albenese and Tony Burke were all opposed to a federal ICAC. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    David Hunt remembered ... Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law ...The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... Tributes from Graham Hryce, David Rolph, Justice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Estcourt on Web 2 ... Stephen Estcourt QC, as he then was ... The foodie, blogger and social media fiend explained in July 2010 how Web 2 expanded his life and work … Now, as a judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, it seems he has extricated himself from all this social media cross-fertilisation ... The price of judicial appointment ... Read more ... 



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    Entries in Barristers' fees (4)



    Academics scramble to peddle influence with High Court judges ... Government seeks new role for s.18C ... Twenty-one years later, the cheque arrives ... Would you eat at a cafe owned by a Cabinet minister? 

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    Government's bar bill

    Crown keeping a tight rein on barrister expenses in NSW ... Funding for the bar virtually unchanged for two-and-a-half years ... Top fee last year for Crown Solicitor's civil work was $1,054,501.25 ... Full list of fees paid ... Another scoop from Justinian 

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    Cost agreements and paying your barrister

    Unsuccessful claim by solicitors that a costs agreements with a barrister is unenforceable ... Legal Profession Act allows fees to be recovered by a barrister from a solicitor even where there is no legal services contract 

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    Fee, fi, fo, fight 

    Sydney silk in fees stoush with Brisbane law shop ... Court of Appeal refuses to strike out solicitors' defence and cross-claim ... Allegation of overcharging ... Ballooning estimates 

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