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Keeping the government safe ... Collaery prosecution ... Whistleblowing conspiracy ... Fallout from Australia's Timor Leste bugging spree ... Woodside and Alexander Downer ... Selective prosecution policy ... Canberra's long, slow dance with duplicity ... Read more ... 


 

 

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    "I would also encourage any member with an interest in this case to be conscious of the fact that the priority must be to allow judicial processes to be conducted without commentary which could impact on the fairness and regularity of those proceedings." 

    Attorney General Christian Porter trying to hold back the tsumani of commentary about his decision to allow the prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K. June 28, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Lorenzo Street's passing out parade ... Street the Stockman ... The shirt of flies ... Platypus Junction ... Street the charmer ... Friend of the press ... A legacy in law and love ... The sea and the bush ... 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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    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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    Monday
    Sep062010

    Alternative dispute resolution

    Always the pioneer Bullstrode Whitelocke KC comes up with an innovative ADR solution ... A 90-minute rugby league playoff at The Cauldron with teams drawn from the rival law firms of the parties in dispute ... Cement, Sirro, The Axe and Lomu handy in catering and the mail room

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    Friday
    Sep032010

    Library News

    It can be grim in the firm's library ... Books are vanishing as are the Eureka moments ... Bring on the shampoo and the repartee ... Dorothy Says

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    Monday
    Aug232010

    Ivan the visionary

    Behold the law firm management visionary ... "Client balance" and cross-selling to Big Bugger ... The $2 million plan ... Ugly possibilities lurk ... Dorothy blogs from within the partnership

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    Monday
    Aug162010

    My sister could do that

    Longing for Ben Bright ... The unconscious put-down of women professionals persists ... Surprise that they can be competent ... A partner (female) bloggs from within a global law shop ... Dorothy Says ...

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    Friday
    Jul302010

    Hoot ... Hoot

    No win, lots of fees – remembering Copper 7 … Law and Social Work get cognate at U.Syd … Judge Felicity – feisty telly star … Wendler’s marmalade – by appointment

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    Monday
    Jul052010

    Creeps and cads

    The inner-life of tipstaves … Souring of passions … Tippy seeks to comfort her wounded colleague with a strong dose of callousness … All the bowing and scraping takes a toll on the lass ...

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    Friday
    Jun252010

    The Laura Norda milieu

    Goings On … Why Cowdrey had to go before the Labor government gets tossed out … Ruddock’s man goes to the bar … Cross pollinating the courts … Things go slow with Australian’s “forensic” investigation of Victorian coppers

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    Sunday
    Jun062010

    Science immune to culture wars

    French CJ on the science and politics of global warming (a.k.a. climate change) ... Effusion in the environmental jurisdiction … Coward’s Castle meets Grizzly Bear on the streets of Hobart

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