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    Entries in NSW Bar Association (36)

    Friday
    Dec192014

    Sincere thanks for the rude letter

    Correspondence from lofty places ... Margaret Cunneen replies to critic who accused her of derailing ICAC's important work ... Is it all the fault of her long-estranged sister? ... Unexpected love and support ... Mystery deepens 

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    Thursday
    Dec182014

    Conduct unbecoming

    Conviction for sexual assault means barrister is not fit and proper ... Insistence on innocence only made things worse ... Behaviour unconnected with work as a barrister ... Dignity of the bar ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Dec022014

    Closing time at the bar n' grill

    Grasping for silk ... A deadline is a deadline, except when the bar president extends it ... NSW barrister 12 minutes late with his silk application ... Bar not obliged to consider any application for silk ... Inner and outer bars ... No stigma in not being a silk ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Friday
    Nov142014

    Bar council royalists collapse

    Updated on Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Royalist faction fails to consolidate electoral gains ... Fracture and isolation ... Wiser heads prevail as youngsters fail the chook raffle test ... Meanwhile, QCs saddle-up at VicBar 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Silent investor 

    NSW bar mum about its money ... Has it got ethical investments? ... Men are not necessary as Law Society elections send city solicitors into the reject bin ... Warnings for NT barristers not to be "cowards" prompts snippy reactions 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Rise of the bunyip silks 

    NSW bar elections sees pro-QC ticket romp home to take a majority on the council ... Bloodbath pending on the executive ... Members rally around pro-QC Cunneen ... Future looks uncertain as vanity triumphs 

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    Monday
    Oct272014

    The Restoration 

    Pro-QC ticket running candidates for NSW bar council election ... Move to capture control of bar and restore full plumage for silks ... Self-basting ... Terrible craving for monarchical accessories ... Public interest missing in action 

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    Thursday
    Aug282014

    Silk queue

    Applicants for Senior Counsel in New South Wales ... 102 put their hands up in a bleak market ... Repeat contenders aplenty ... The list in full 

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    Tuesday
    Aug262014

    QC or bust

    NSW ginger group seeks to prise open the QC treasure chest ... Leagues Clubbers in cry for full plumage ... Rise of the one percent 

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    Friday
    Aug012014

    Picking a small bone

    Barrister's silk application arrives 12 minutes after deadline ... Told by bar executive director that it will not be considered ... No "special circumstances" ... Correspondence ... Lawyers at ten paces  

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    Monday
    May262014

    Boulten off into the wide blue yonder 

    Why has Phillip Boulten resigned as president of the NSW bar? ... Shock and dismay ... Rumour and speculation ... Pending judicial appointment or a long holiday? 

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    Tuesday
    May202014

    Right royal skewering of NSW republicans 

    Victorian silken-one warns about the evils of NSW SCs ... Where is the public interest? ... NSW should adopt the Victorian silk selection model ... The inferiority of Senior Counsel ... Discuss among yourselves 

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    Tuesday
    May132014

    Costs snafu tangles chambers

    Entire set of Sydney chambers caught by difficulty drafting a summons that complied with the rules ... Joyous Yarraside "QC" breaks out the frills and furbelows ... NSW bar says Queen's Counsel title is all about self-adornment and not in the public's interest 

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    Tuesday
    Apr222014

    The Priestley Seven

    NSW bar committee split on the QC question ... Unable to advise bar council on whether to ask the AG to restore briefs' favourite royal bauble ... Most submissions from members in favour of QC ... Bar brass remain opposed ... What next? 

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    Tuesday
    Feb252014

    Barrister sunk over pork-pies to District Court 

    Long struggle for Christine Nash ... Desperation in stumping-up money for a property scheme led to an unfortunate end to life at the bar ... Balmain property developers have reason to cry 

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    Wednesday
    Dec182013

    Black marks

    Repetition of the same error does not amount to "consistent" conduct ... Property finance scam ... Law Society's case goes nowhere on appeal ... However, distressing findings in bank loans contract case ... And forgetting to tell the bar association all the bad things that happened in life ... Reporter Alix Piatek 

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    Tuesday
    Nov262013

    Readers fees are reasonable, says Selth

    Letter to Justinian from NSW bar 'n' grill ... In defence of readers fees ... Barrister's homophobic attack deplored ... Response to Dance of the sugar plum fairy 

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    Friday
    Nov222013

    Dance of the sugar plum fairy

    Anti-gay rant from barrister ... Upsetting bar election results ... The Page Boy to receive a good talking-to ... Bar's monopoly fees for readers ... Jarrod Bleijie is dancing rings around No Waves 

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    Monday
    Oct282013

    All the Queen's horses 

    The Wyles One touting new numbers favouring QC option for Yarraside bar ... Five percent speak ... Sydney barrister Greg Curtin issues bar election manifesto: solicitors can be bad for the administration of justice

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    Monday
    Oct142013

    Salon de Refusés 

    Selection of new silks ... An odd arrangement that rewards and divides the bar ... The relative importance of popularity and outstanding achievement ... A fresh round of humiliation ... Ginger Snatch reflects  

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