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    "What Simon Birmingham has been doing is absolutely fantastic. He has managed to un-mesh the terrible omelette that was created by the Gillard government, the Rudd government in terms of funding; he's undoing all that." 

    Senator Chris Back (Lib. WA) arguing that Catholic schools are getting a raw deal under Gonski 11. AM, ABC Radio, June 19, 2017  ... Read more ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Eldon's advice lands in court ... Was he a client or wasn’t he? ... Court of Appeal breathed life into a Brisbane solicitor's action against Lord Eldon over barristerial advice about failed NCA proceedings ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, February 2004 ... 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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    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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    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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