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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."  

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    Entries in Chief Justice Paul de Jersey (5)

    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    Litigation's artful delays

    Lawyers and the complexity of litigation ... Delay as a defence tactic ... Access to justice includes preventing access to justice ... Reprising the Flower & Hart saga with starring role by Ian Callinan QC ... Abuse of process ... Queensland CJ declined to intervene ... Tulkinghorn on the case 

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    Wednesday
    Mar052014

    Politics and the bench

    Queensland CJ Paul de Jersey seemed to issue well-timed job application speeches that captured the essence of the Newman government's lawn order agenda ... Now he's to be the next governor of Bananaland ... Bruce Barbour fails to win a new stint as NSW's public watchdog ... Barry O'Farrell says 14 years is long enough ... Political sleuth Alex Mitchell reports  

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    Friday
    Jun072013

    CJ's opinions collide with the law

    Speechifying and the creation of new law ... Queensland CJ de Jersey at it again ... Personal views differ from what the law says ... Beyond reasonable doubt ... Right to silence ... Prior convictions ... All up for grabs in Queensland ... What's a juror to think? ... From Peter Callaghan QC 

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    Monday
    Mar252013

    Stepping backwards out of the dark

    Chief Justice Paul de Jersey dominated the news agenda with a speech suggesting that it was time juries have more information about an accused's other offences ... Queensland criminal barrister Peter Callaghan SC has his reservations 

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    Tuesday
    Nov182003

    Springing Pauline from the nick

    Electoral fraud ... Forget the dishonest intent, see how the lunge for contract law saved Pauline ... Qld Court of Appeal missed the golden opportunity to finish Pauline Hanson's One Nation for good ... Instead, unpersuasive reasoning saved her and saddled the country with more poisonous nonsense ... Thanks Daphnis ... From Justinian's archive ...  November 18, 2003 

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