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    Entries in Senior Counsel (7)

    Thursday
    Nov272014

    It's raining on Yarraside's silks parade 

    The future of Vic Bar's two-step QC scheme is riding on the outcome of Saturday's election ... Ambition to switch from SC to QC likely to be thwarted if Labor is returned to government ... Intriguing possibilities 

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    Friday
    Aug152014

    The sound of one man bowing

    Solo bows ceremony grips Molonglo Supremes ... Press releases flowing from the QE11 Cauldron ... Slater & Gordon minting it as acquisitions pile up 

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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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    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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    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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    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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