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The State of the Union ... The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Roger Fitch on the front line ... Read more ... 


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    It's like asking people when they've had food poisoning from fish whether they'd eat fish again. They always say 'no'. But within a month or so you're sitting down having barramundi with them." 

    Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explaining why he thinks the story about his affair with a younger member of his staff and associated job preferment is a passing event that will fade from public attention. Fairfax Media, February 20, 2018 ... Read more ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Concerning Champagne ... Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains - just in time for Christmas ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Atanaskovic wins over-wrought billings battle ... Chang, Pistilli and Simmons – former partners of Antagonistic Heartless – go down in fight about their share of late recorded billings … Too much distrust, too little courtesy ... From our archive, March 12, 2010  ... Read more ... 


     

    Justinian bloggers (blawgers)


    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. 
    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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    Tuesday
    Jan112011

    The short goodbye

    A flair for servitude ... Don't tell the incoming 'staves too much, or too little ... Yesterday's tipstaff smells the freedom - coffee made by someone else ... Tippy's emotional farewell

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    Wednesday
    Dec222010

    Five awful things

    Stinkers from the government and the judges of New South Wales ... Tasmanian update from Bureau de Spank ... Singapore sling ... Theodora blogs

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    Thursday
    Dec162010

    Blow me down

    Assange, whistleblowing and Allan Kessing ... Kevin Andrews gets legal aid for Haneef court fight ... Consensus on solicitors' conduct rules evaporates ... Marfording report attracting interest ... Theodora blogs

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    Monday
    Dec132010

    A letter to Edward McGuire

    Bullstrode Whitelocke KC presents Eddie McGuire with an inspiring idea to get Channel Nine out of the doldrums ... Junior MasterLawman ... Gobsmacking excitement as contestants perform feats of lawmanship before a celebrity panel

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    Wednesday
    Dec012010

    The wrong end of the lion 

    It is end of year school concert time and Dorothy reveals she has children ... Because she is a partner in a large law firm her children are incredibly talented

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    Wednesday
    Nov242010

    Gail and the buzzards

    Partners' meeting on the new lateral hire ... More diligence required on the issue of narcissistic personality disorder ... Brave little Gail takes on Ivan ... Dorothy predicts another career is heading for the buzzards

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    Monday
    Nov222010

    'Tis the season

    Boxes of chocs ... Snowglobes ... Commerative royal wedding paraphernalia ... The 'staves agonise over what to get their judges for Christmas ... Tippy on the search for something credible

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    Monday
    Nov222010

    Doing a runner from the cab rank principle

    Deluged by unhygenic clients Bullstrode Whitelocke KC launched a campaign to demonise taxi drivers and so bring down the cab rank rule ... An unforeseen consequence was a decision by the ABC to fund Q&A for an entire season

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    Monday
    Nov012010

    Rules of Engagement

    Negoitation of a contract ... Inference about Dorothy's commercial nous ... Rules of Engagement ... Clause 76.5(e)(iv)(D) ... Dorothy Says 

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    Thursday
    Oct282010

    Barristerial schtick

    Behind the scenes Tippy and the other 'staves devote a healthy amount of time to eviscerating barristerial performances ... It also occurs to her that she may be the subject of scathing dinner table analysis 

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    Monday
    Oct252010

    Lawmen in popular culture

    Because of their higher moral and intellectual ability lawyers are under a duty to impart their knowledge to all and sundry ... Bullstrode Whitelocke's similarities to Mr Robert Donnell  

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    Wednesday
    Sep222010

    Carry on Whitelocke, Openly

    Bullstrode Whitelocke KC is the man behind the creation of the "Open Carry" movement ... Barristers taking pistols to court used to be quite a feature ... That's how Young J was fired upon ... Right to bear arms and vice versa

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    Wednesday
    Sep222010

    Return of the chinless star

    Peregrine saved from the jaws of RILF ... Partners' ambitions upset ... A scramble to realign ... Wounds healed by flattery ... All is forgiven ... Dorothy on the paradigm of partnership politics

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    Tuesday
    Sep142010

    A defection

    A RILF raid on the firm ... How management handles the embarrassment when a lustrous fee earner is poached ... The slurring of a defector ... Interesting dynamic at play ... Suddently the curry at the partners' lunch gets interesting ... Dorothy Says

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    Tuesday
    Sep072010

    Of lambs and slaughter

    Life in the Spigeltent with with Tippy, Gus and Plastic Man ... The slaughterhouse beckons ... Eventually tipstaves have to find themselves ... Or remain forever directionless 

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