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Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes ... Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports  ... Read more ... 


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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beating the victim he met on a fetish website with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... 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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    Entries in Barristers (13)

    Monday
    Jul172017

    Horse talk

    Yarraside Barrister's reputation repaired with award of aggravated damages against The Age ... Defamatory articles lingered on the internet ... Serious award for seriously hurt feelings 

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    Sunday
    Nov132016

    It's gruesome at the bottom

    The hunt for briefs ... Networking events for hungry barristers ... Telling lies to solicitors ... Junior Junior fills up on cheese balls 

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    Wednesday
    May182016

    That's not funny

    Appearing before the gods of the bench ... Dire warning about flippancy in court ... Correctly reading the judicial temperament ... Traps for young players ... Junior Junior on adjournment techniques 

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    Monday
    Oct282013

    Brief encounter  

    The interplay between barrister and solicitor ... Did Junior Junior's female friend at the bar get a big brief because the solicitor fancied her? ... Surely it's her legal skills that are in demand?  

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    Wednesday
    Jul102013

    Untrustworthy opponents

    Treachery among learned friends ... Being double-crossed by one's own ... Junior Junior would rather play fair and lose the case, than foul and win it ... How honourable can you get? 

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    Wednesday
    Jun052013

    Business class

    When do I get to fly business class? ... Is it true that as barristers' incomes grow, they lose touch with the early years of poverty? ... Why is that small licks of money are spent as though the good times never end? ... Junior Junior ponders these and other questions, as she prepares for an economy flight on China Air 

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    Monday
    Jan212013

    Back into it

    Some barristers have to slink back to work because of their shameful antics at the end-of-year chamber's party ... Junior Junior is not one of them ... She stayed late at the party and now has something up her sleeve that may prove useful on a rainy night 

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    Wednesday
    Dec192012

    Motherhood at the bar

    There are rules for women who have children while at the bar ... No space for joys of motherhood ... Junior Junior unmoved by WBF instructions 

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    Friday
    Oct192012

    Leg break

    Extracting overdue money from a solicitor while still being smarmy enough to get further briefs ... The waiting game ... So sorry to bother you ... Junior Junior thinks it time to break some legs 

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    Wednesday
    Oct032012

    Opinions from counsel

    Dorothy's helpful tips to barristers on how not to write ridiculous opinions ... Avoid expressions from 1873 ... Be clear about saying "it's not clear" ... Use less paper ... Better quality wishy-washy 

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    Wednesday
    Jul112012

    Chamber's politics

    One has to be so careful in switching chambers ... The thrill of being accepted ... The cold realisation that it's time to find new digs ... Junior Junior tiptoes through the chamber's selection ordeal 

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    Friday
    Jun292012

    I had a dream ... 

    Oh no ... Is there a double standard at the modern bar when it comes to s*xual relationships? ... Junior Junior discovers the boundaries between business and pleasure 

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    Tuesday
    Nov222011

    Mr Mortified assumes too much

    Junior Junior in court to catch Mr Mortified putting his foot in it during sentencing submissions ... Cringe ... When will men learn? ... Nothing should be assumed 

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