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    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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     From Helen Garden's 2004 book Joe Cinque's Consolation we discover the existence of a younger Jonathan Bowers-Taylor:

    "One young man who unwisely attempts to spar with counsel is Jonathan Bowers-Taylor, an ex-squeeze and former housemate of Anu Singh's, and the possessor of two bachelor's degrees. A few days after the murder, he tells the committal, Anu Singh called him from the remand centre and asked him to look up and bring out to her 'relevant High Court cases' and cases on insanity. Bowers-Taylor is a peevish witness, insolent and evasive. He has to be asked countless times to stop mumbling and speak up. He comes the bounce with Pappas, who looses thunderbolts upon him. On his way out of the court at a morning tea break, he calls Mr Adams, Rao's counsel, 'an imbecile'."  

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