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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 Queens Counsel (9)

    Sunday
    Sep072014

    Snakes alive

    Carmody fallout ... QC time at the Cauldron ... Politburo member disappears ... Maley fallout ... NT gets inquiry into appointment of judges and magistrates ... Pro bono advice under attack 

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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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    Friday
    Feb212014

    The avalanche to upgrade

    Rush for the patent letter at Vic's Bar n Grill ... Surge of SCs with hands-up for queen's bauble ... Monarchist sympathies awakened

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    Tuesday
    Feb182014

    Fresh horrors 

    NSW QCs - attorney general Smith speaks ... Big law shop getting into the law news and reporting business ... Soapy making mischief at the Human Rights Commission 

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    Thursday
    Feb062014

    You wouldn't read about it

    Liberals and monarchists combine to push Victorian silks into QC option ... SCs dash for the bauble ... Creative destruction grabs law journalism by the throat ... Fresh judgment from Justice Roughshagger ... Bottle of bubbly cracked over the bow of P.G. Hely Chambers 

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    Wednesday
    May152013

    Queue See

    Qld gazettes arrangements for converting from senior counsel to queens' counsel ... Marketing ploy in a desperately needy climate ... Melbourne SC still pressing for the queens' counsel option while fighting off attacks on the "imponderables" of selection ... Warning: original notion of the QC had little to do with higher fees  

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    Thursday
    Mar072013

    Queen Victoria Land

    Barrister branding … War of the post-nominals … Tidal wave of support at Yarraside Bar 'n' Grill for gold plating the business … Letters Patent-Leather and the return of QCs 

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    Wednesday
    Jun132012

    A mere trifle

    Queensland QCs arm twisting republican SCs ... Too many barristerial layers ... Sacking of 'staves spreads to the Dizzo ... Judges need to sharpen their writing if they criticise wordy affidavits ... Memories of Michael Lawler on the 12th floor Wentworth-Selborne ... Law Society president's divorce driven charity drive 

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    Wednesday
    Jun062012

    Putting the Queen back into Queensland 

    Long may she reign over us ... Down with SCs ... Queens Counsel make a happy and glorious return to the Queensland Bar … Tory AG and bar hatch exciting plan to turn back the clock … Jubilee celebrations send bar boys troppo 

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