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Justinian Columnists

Hale Spiderwoman ... 11 out of 11 ... UK Supremes on a null and void prorogation ... Judicial review of the prerogative power of the crown ... Principle of parliamentary sovereignty ... Her Maj the cypher ... Welcome back Sir Edward Coke ... Procrustes explains ... Read more ... 


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    "One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about Boris Johnson's prime ministership is because if there was ever a cometh-the-hour, cometh-the-man moment in the recent history of this country, this is it and he is that person."    

    George Brandis, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, speaking in Manchester at the Policy Exchange. October 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Justinian bloggers (blawg)


    Justinian proudly publishes some of the finest lawyers ever to get their fingers near a computer keyboard. This is part of Justinian's repository that comes out from behind the paywall. 

    Artemus Jones - Spending time with a women who is not his wife. 
    Barely Legal
    - Still at law school, trying to understand what it's all about. 
    Comment - Untamed opinions. 
    Critics Corner - Criticism of critics. 
    Dorothy Says - Dot is a partner at a big law firm with acidic observations about what goes on. 
    Junior Junior - Our baby barrister blogger slowly comes to grips with the mysteries of the bar. 
    Peach Melba - Dazzling, with a finely tuned Yarraside snout. 
    Procrustes - The columnist who also blogs. 
    Student-at-Large - Small students with large opinions. 
    Theodora - Theodora was married to Justinian, and despite a shaky start in life now runs the empire like Mrs Thatcher. 
    Unrobed - Reporting on unhealthy obsessions. 

    We'd happily induct you into the blawging hall of fame if you wanted to unpack a few burning issues. Contact the Ed. for further and better particulars. 

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    Thursday
    Sep192019

    Transcript of the week

    A solicitor appears before a Yarraside judicial registrar ... Where's my stay? ... Waiver of court fees ... Appeal ... What's going on? ... It's so simple ... Give me a case ... Seeking to appeal against an order that is not a final order ... Costs order ... No arguable case .. Impecuniosity ... Abuse of process ... It's pretty simple, right? ... I'm sick of this ... Which part of a fee waiver don't you understand? ... The next case has been called

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    Saturday
    Aug312019

    Time to act on Magnitsky

    Where's our Magnitsky Act? ... An effective way of dealing with corrupt individuals who violate human rights ... Lapsed Bill in the Commonwealth parliament ... Giving human rights an effective weapon ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Greg Hogan reviews the NSW Law Society forum on the shape of a local Magnitsky law 

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    Tuesday
    Aug272019

    Academia's greasy pole

    Law school deanship drama in war-torn Hong Kong sees a result at Sydney University ... Selection process ... Law school league tables ... Comparative academic credentials ... New Sydney dean unsuccessful with Honkers application ... Barely Legal reports 

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    Sunday
    Jul072019

    Panda claws solicitor 

    Panda politics at USyd's Student Representative Council ... Student politicians terminate the SRC's long-standing lawyer ... More lawyers enter the melee at 10 paces ... Allegations back and forth on Facebook ... Lawyer refuses to act for SRC president in defamation case ... Barely Legal sums up the issues 

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    Tuesday
    May072019

    Laboratory for apparatchiks 

    Law school during the election campaign ... Lots of students in suits as careers in Parliament House beckon ... The Canberra Bubble comes to campus ... Party hacks starting young ... Barely Legal's mother hands out Labor leaflets and dry fruit cake 

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    Friday
    Apr122019

    Dutton's dob-in law

    Peach Melba gets her head around the government's secrecy certificates ... Visa applicants not supposed to know what the government knows ... Procedural fairness ... Secret evidence ... Material and immaterial obligations to disclose ... Public interest ... AAT ... Groping for successful outcomes 

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    Wednesday
    Apr032019

    Prasad is dead

    Entirely a matter for the jury ... Prasad Directions - the common law right the High Court found was never there ... Jurors to be kept on to the bitter end of hopeless prosecutions ... Rotten apples at the fruit shop ... Prasad should be reinstated by legislation, says long-time Canberra barrister Jack Pappas 

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    Friday
    Dec212018

    Cautious rights for Banana Benders

    Explainer ... Queensland's Bill of Rights ... Cheers and Boos ... New law on the cusp of happening ... Final submissions ... From the dialogic school ... Compliance and remedies ... The culture warriors have nowhere to go ... Janek Drevikovsky spells it out   

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    Sunday
    Dec162018

    A special moment

    Rarified and ancient law subject ... Barely Legal comes third in the class ... A medal for his troubles ... Not much ceremony here ... Tin posing as bronze 

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    Monday
    Dec102018

    Rethinking the delivery of law

    Justice Project largely overlooked by the media ... A legal system in need of change at every level ... LCA report urges a "holistic", multi-disciplinary approach ... Identifying potential legal problems before they take hold ... Justice Impact Tests ... Peach Melba on the case 

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    Wednesday
    Oct312018

    Encryption legislation is "fatally flawed" 

    The government's proposed law to unscramble encrypted communications ... Threats to citizens and journalists in particular ... Confidential sources placed at greater risk of exposure ... A new invasion of privacy amid an abundance of government intrusions ... Cybersecurity threatened ... Criticism from UN privacy rapporteur ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Friday
    Sep142018

    Herogram for a CLC

    Inner Melbourne Community Legal's first 40 years ... Started by big-wigs for disadvantaged citizens ... Health-Justice partnerships ... Legal-Social partnerships ... Addressing underlying contributors ... Identifying patterns in legal issues ... Peach Melba on a vibrant social-justice model 

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    Tuesday
    Jul242018

    Trumpism hits the law of contract 

    Blustering letters from the other side ... Ramped-up outrage ... No more yelling "snap" ... Sacrosanct clause in contract written by PR people ... Irrelevant aspirations ... Dorothy rapped on the knuckles 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192018

    Fresh disruption

    Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog 

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    Thursday
    May242018

    The wide and deep "missing middle"

    Funding models and costs for legal services ... A voice from deep within Victoria Legal Aid ... Bare-boned applicants for legal aid ... Federal funding the lowest for 20 years ... Peach Melba on the barricades 

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