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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 ... 


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    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 Russell Keddie (16)

    Friday
    Aug012014

    Frontline reports 

    Rejigging Mrs Keddie's property portfolio ... Missing bits from 4 Corners cult report ... The Elf hones his advocacy as he steps into street brawls ... Bailed-up by Hatzistergos ... DFAT's fat-headed super-injunction 

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    Friday
    Oct192012

    Where's my dividend? 

    Last shout ... Undercurrents at Vic Grill ... Money the root of all trouble ... Mrs K comes up with $4.5 million ... Christmas prezzie for creditors 

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    Wednesday
    Oct102012

    Keddies update

    It's foggy in Barakat-Land ... Is that a Le Wrap? ... Settlement likely with Mrs K ... Hiding assets in clumsy deceits on creditors is something up with which the Law Society should not put 

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    Wednesday
    Aug012012

    Russell's dividend

    Scratching around Russell Keddie's estate to find a few bob for creditors … $23 million in claims against the former multi-millionaire solicitor … Public examination of Mr & Mrs Keddie … Creditors' meeting … Max Donnelly's third report 

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    Thursday
    Jun212012

    Unpicking Russell Keddie's bankrupt estate

    There's another $1.7 million in Keddie assets that trustee Max Donnelly might get his hands on … Prospective dividend at the moment from estate stands at 25 cents in the dollar … More fees for Ferrier Hodgson … Full report to creditors from trustee 

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    Monday
    Jun182012

    Russell does a runner

    Updated on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Bankruptcy - Russell Keddie's latest stunt ... Millions owing to former clients and lawyers ... Transfer of assets to be unravelled ... Roulstone and Barakat next in line to go belly-up? ... Substantial amounts owed to tax man ... Remember Gus Cummins "QC AJC" and the Hunters Hill "transfer"? 

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    Tuesday
    Jun122012

    You've got to be Kedding

    Updated on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    UPDATE ... Keddies has been the biggest public overcharging scandal to confront the legal profession in NSW ... Yet the Legal Services Commissioner, Steve Mark, has ended-up in a woeful place ... In order to get his partners off the hook Russell Keddie made admissions ... Admissions which don't stack-up 

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    Sunday
    May272012

    Double indemnity

    Another case of Keddies overcharging - this time by $150,000 ... Keddies' case collapses in Court of Appeal ... Indemnity costs at trial and on appeal ... Flailing about as costs and damages mount in ongoing breach of contract saga ... Splitski at Brydens 

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    Wednesday
    May162012

    Keddies drops claim to pay $3.4 million in damages by instalments 

    Build-up of verdicts in District Court for overcharging ... Keddies Three put on affidavits as to how poor they are ... Application for time payment withdrawn as prospect of cross-examination looms 

     

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    Tuesday
    May012012

    Russell Keddie admits he grossly overcharged 

    A long and torturous road ... Three years after proceedings by LSC commenced, Russell Keddie and employed solicitor Philip Scroope make admissions in agreed statements of facts to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal ... Gross overcharging by 46 percent ... Penalties pending 

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    Friday
    Jan272012

    Biography underway for lion of the bar

    Tom Hughes to be profiled in detail and at length in new book by Canberra historian ... Keddies still ducking and weaving - application for judge to step aside ... Barristers ordered to reveal their billing in Hong Kong PI cases ... Smallbone boned by bar 'n' grill ... Ashton v Pratt - Madison flirts with an appeal 

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    Monday
    Dec122011

    Keddies must be kidding

    New law year blasts off with contempt trial of three Keddies' partners … Cheque signed by Roulstone prime facie a breach of court order

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    Wednesday
    Dec072011

    "Grave disapproval" of Keddies

    Further delays in "bring them to heel" proceedings against Keddies ... Defendants want formal charges for contempt of court case ... Breach of ordinary tenets of professional courtesy ... Possible cross-examination set for Monday

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    Tuesday
    Dec062011

    Order to Keddies: show cause 

    Contempt of court … Intrusion into overcharging proceedings … Prime facie breach of undertakings and injunctions … Raising fingers of scorn at Supreme Court ... Keddies Three expected to be cross-examined by Stitt QC 

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    Friday
    Nov182011

    Day of accounting looms for fee factory

    Overcharging - how gross ... Keddie hearing next April ... Judge Jim Curtis carefully exposes overbilling regime at Keddies ... The leveraging of time and money 

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    Wednesday
    Sep142011

    War on wig spitters

    Non-lawyer abuses barrister's wig at Parramatta - bar draws up emergency plans ... Three years later, and still no date for Keddie disciplinary hearing ... Hughes and Rofe - senior silks sell their chambers ... Law firms doing pro bono refugee work prefer to fly under the radar 

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