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The "sleek kangaroo" of Bangalow ... He thought it was romance ... She believed it was sexual harassment ... Sal Vasta gets to work on law firm principal's over-wrought advances ... $170,000 awarded to female solicitor trapped at Bangelow law shop with predatory pest ... Read more ... 

Justinian Columnists

Ming the Merciless ... Menzies: The Art of Politics ... Placing material success at the centre of things ... Vision of a bigger future goes missing ... Egon Kisch, H.V. Evatt, Petrov ... Politics of Australia and the sad state of now ... Procrustes ferments ... Read more ... 



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    "Sydney is such a strange place. The only place in the world where they have so many parks. Everywhere, national parks. They are only good for snakes." 

    Harry Triguboff, the boss of Meriton, builder of cheap and ugly apartment buildings, complaining that parks are an impediment to property developers. The Wentworth Courier, May 29, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Love of the French ... Distress that Australia's great wine commentator and educator celebrated his birthday with a selection of French wines ... What's wrong with local wines for a well-deserved celebratory toast? ... Gabriel Wendler stirs up a storm in a wine glass ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    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 concerns about the book ... 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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