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    Entries in Scott Roulstone (15)

    Tuesday
    Sep302014

    Portraits of the law 

    Yarraside bar launches portrait gallery of ancient monuments ... How to shop in a wig and gown ... Stalled career relaunched at the bar ... Standby for silk fest ... Fighting for you 

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    Wednesday
    Jun112014

    Adornments to the law return to the fold

    The Keddies' case never ceases to amaze and confound ... Partners in NSW's biggest overcharging scandal back plying their trade ... Barakat and Roulston succeed in applications to have the Law Society issue them with tickets 

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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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    Thursday
    Aug162012

    Bankruptcy bollocks

    Exclusive … Keddies Kapers ... Preliminary report by Tony Barakat's bankruptcy trustee ... Millions squirreled in trusts and super out of reach of creditors ... Properties in wife's name ... Hurried transfers to be unravelled … Scott Roulstone's statement of affairs … Unfit and improper 

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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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    Thursday
    Apr122012

    Revenge is a kind of wild justice

    Roddy Meagher - tall tales and true … Keddies man dumps Woollahra pile … UK clients given cash before they win cases … Manbags on the High Court … Solicitor General gets a frothy top … Revenge of the Queensland bogans … Goings on … 

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    Monday
    Jan302012

    News from the broom cupboard

    Shake-out of former Keddies' partners at Slater & Gordon … ACT bar breaches suppression order 

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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
    Aug132008

    At the eve of the French revolution

    Callinan's Japanese love scene mystery solved ... Prof. George Williams covers all lamentable appointment oversights ... Smoking airplane crashed into billable moments ... Adrian Powles RIP ... Defo in Van Diemen's Land ... The centre of the advocates immunity has just shifted ... Nietzsche's man at AG's department ... From Justinian's archive, August 2008 

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