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Bill-able hours - my-nute increments ... Overstepping the crease ... Criticism of judges and how they handle it ... Geoffrey Ma, CJ of HK Final Court of Appeals, plays a straight bat ... UTS moot court and swearing in public ... Indigenous incarceration ... Around the Grounds with Boilermaker Bill ... Read more ... 


 

 

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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... 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 obsession. 

    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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    Wednesday
    Aug102011

    Wrecking by stealth

    As soon as premier Baillieu said Vic's Charter of Rights could stay, the leaks began as to how costly it is ... Government seeks votes with law 'n' order agenda ... Some lessons are never learned ... C7 judgment gave an interesting insight into the commercial and legal morality at News Ltd ... Move along, nothing has changed ... Peach Melba's blog 

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    Tuesday
    Aug022011

    Lawyers off the leash

    Lawyers are returning to bite the Murdochs on their posteriors ... James Murdoch's pants are on fire ... Commons committee wants an explanation (a better one this time) ... Lawyers are off the leash   

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    Friday
    Jul222011

    A private moment 

    Gillard government declares it's time to sink the slipper into the reptiles of the media ... Thank you Rupert ... Theodora opines 

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    Wednesday
    Jul132011

    The DWEEB team

    Is the partner running the performance reviews actually a suboptimal performer himself? ... It looks like it ... A world in which 40 percent is the new 50 percent ... Meeting adjourned after bad debt allegation ... Dorothy blogs  

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    Monday
    Jul042011

    Gary Livingstone Seagull

    Dorothy turns sneaky theft of her file into a clever advantage ... So clever, in fact, that it comes back to bite her ... Law firm strategies for manipulating partners and clients ... Client Seagull Syndrome 

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    Tuesday
    Jun212011

    Unhinged beaks

    Update ... Judging by the deep pool of informal gripes and grumbles about Jennifer Betts, parliament may have been too forgiving ... Brian Maloney pleads for his job ... Theorora sifts through bits of Local Court rubble

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    Thursday
    May262011

    Crime and punishment

    Rapke wrap-up ... Will Silbert get a Santa suit? ... Murdoch hacks battering down Simon Overland's door ... (Talk about the breaking squad) ... Lawyers at unhappily fused DLA Piper told to hike their charge out rates ... Peach Melba channels Leo Tolstoy 

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    Friday
    May132011

    Performance dismissal

    Ivan knows how to get rid of people from the firm when revenues are sliding ... Performance manage the victims to the point of performance dismissal ... Care is needed ... Revenge of the sackee ... Dorothy's blog

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    Monday
    May022011

    A Melbourne autumn

    Sniping over OPP's handling of sex prosecutions ... Victoria's Charter of Rights set to be skewered ... Bernard Murphy's appointment to the FCA underscores courts' struggle over turf ... The Brottery finds a buyer ... Peach Melba blogs

     

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    Friday
    Apr292011

    The medium is the message

    Fitting the message to the messenger ... Michael Pelly, Ruddock's former spin doctor, lands a gig with the new AG in NSW, Greg Smith ... Then there's that biography of Smiler 

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    Monday
    Apr252011

    Politics and law

    After Bernard Murphy who is next for the Federal Court? ... A vacancy opens in Sydney as Justice Moore plans to bow out ... Rare pix of Michael Kirby not working ... Tom Bathurst, establishment darling for CJ ... Virginia Bell is not Hungarian ... Theodora blogs

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    Thursday
    Mar312011

    Speculation mounts at Vic prosecutions

    Gavin Silbert's masterly prosecution in the Freeman case ... Trouble still brewing back at OPP HQ ... Report into the Karamicov affair pending ... Judge steamed-up over prosecutor's Court of Appeal appearance ... More from Peach Melba 

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    Friday
    Mar252011

    Rewriting history

    New layers of varnish are being applied to the soiled image of recently released convict Marcus Einfeld ... Why does the media swallow this guff? ... And why is the bar's newsletter given over to items of political point scoring from a discredited attorney general?

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    Wednesday
    Mar232011

    PLN's (r)evolutionary possibilities

    The revolution is here ... Monash Uni law students are laying the groundwork for unleashing fresh generations of lefty lawyers ... Last weekend saw the first networking opportunity sponsored by the Progressive Law Network ... Eager beavers munching on vegan food and talking the talk ... Peach Melba blogs from Yarraside

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    Friday
    Mar182011

    Dot gets bored and has a facial

    Dorothy, the spouse, accompanies hubby to a partners' retreat ... She gets the "treatments" at a beauty salon ... Creams and gels ... Electrification ... Deforestation ... Oxygenation ... Red light therapy ... Did the partner notice? ... Dorothy blogs

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