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The quality of mercy knows no limits ... Timbo Carmody rejects application to strike-off solicitor who fraudulently inflated timesheets ... Still "an ethical member" of the profession ... "Status seeking" solicitor's "safety switch" is back-on ... Plus, Melbourne solicitor has no prospect of rehabilitation ... Read more ... 


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Rent-a-quote ... Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy ... Read more ... 


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    "Apart from one treacherous act of base duplicity, I enjoyed all of my time at the bar. I was lucky to start at the bar as a pupil of Griffin QC who quickly taught me three things: (a) there's nothing better in life than fees; (b) why take on only one trial brief per day if you're offered three; (c) always tell solicitors about the great victories you had achieved and never tell them about your losses."  

    Federal Circuit Court swearing-in speech by Judge Gregory Egan. February 7, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Michael Finnane QC joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Clayton Utz in workplace defo drama ... Former Clayton Utz solicitor sues the firm for defamation … Email sent at the direction of former Law Soc prez Joe Catanzariti … Partners argue that proposed amended statement of claim "seriously prejudices them" ... Justice Simpson says firm’s submission is "inapt" ... 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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    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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    Thursday
    Mar172011

    Hatzistergos v Cowdery - final round

    The appointment of Ian Temby as acting NSW DPP was unnecessary, expensive and an act of vindictiveness, according to Theodora

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    Friday
    Mar042011

    Kirby goes to prison

    Einfeld release date looms ... Putting a scythe through the government's legal panels ... The Streets are filled with lawyers ... The Brottery, with bodies in the basement, goes to market ... Barrister kicks-up stink about Public Defenders ... Theodora blogs for Justinian

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    Wednesday
    Feb162011

    The Premier Firm

    Session with the butcher's paper ... Law firm planning retreat ... Few understand the plan ... Dorothy urged to concentrate on cross referral ... Squirmy silence abounds ... Ivan foreshadows more meetings

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    Friday
    Feb112011

    Latest world developments

    Contents of The Tub's plastic bag revealed ... Groaning through a public meeting with Happy Hatzistergos ... Top notch changes heralded for Victoria

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