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The "sleek kangaroo" of Bangalow ... He thought it was romance ... She believed it was sexual harassment ... Sal Vasta gets to work on law firm principal's over-wrought advances ... $170,000 awarded to female solicitor trapped at Bangelow law shop with predatory pest ... Read more ... 


Justinian Columnists

Ming the Merciless ... Menzies: The Art of Politics ... Placing material success at the centre of things ... Vision of a bigger future goes missing ... Egon Kisch, H.V. Evatt, Petrov ... Politics of Australia and the sad state of now ... Procrustes ferments ... Read more ... 


 

 

Justinian's Bloggers

Muddied oafs ... It was 1956 and Sir William Slim was Governor General, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean surfaced in Moscow and My Fair Lady opened on Broadway ... It was also the year that two teams of NSW solicitors and barristers squeezed into their footy gear and scrummed down ... Read more ... 

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    "Sydney is such a strange place. The only place in the world where they have so many parks. Everywhere, national parks. They are only good for snakes." 

    Harry Triguboff, the boss of Meriton, builder of cheap and ugly apartment buildings, complaining that parks are an impediment to property developers. The Wentworth Courier, May 29, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Love of the French ... Distress that Australia's great wine commentator and educator celebrated his birthday with a selection of French wines ... What's wrong with local wines for a well-deserved celebratory toast? ... Gabriel Wendler stirs up a storm in a wine glass ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    When only the victim speaks the truth ... Author Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull scoops up another prize - this time at the Australian Book Industry Awards ... A story of childhood sexual assault ... While the book continues to collect awards, the author's view about how natural justice ought to work should be read with caution ... In 2018 we published lawyer Joanna Jenkins's review ... It's timely to reprise her concerns about the book ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Justinian featurettes

    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and unpacking the human condition.  

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm, I. Box and Miss Lumière.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Week@TheKnees: a review of the week's main news stories on lawyers and the law. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  


    All our featurettes have escaped from inside the paywall.  

     


    Friday
    Jun072013

    Gill Phillips

    Gill Phillips is The Guardian's top in-house lawyer in London ... She's been in Australia for the past fortnight sussing out the local legal scene and drawing up long and short lists of external media law firms that might assist the new Australian edition of The Guardian ... We're fearlessly interrogating this lawyer who couldn't be an historian while she's recumbent on Justinian's couch 

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    Tuesday
    May282013

    I'm just wild about Harry

    The punchy suburbs of Adelaide in the 1970s ... Barrister Richard Beasley's new novel Me and Rory Macbeath evokes shades of the Violet Roberts case ... Boys into men ... Domestic violence, bullying and the defence of provocation ... Reviewed by Linda Funnell 

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    Wednesday
    May082013

    Retrospective: Te Muna Road Pinot

    The frustrations of a pinot drinker ... With so many clones of the pinot vine, performance varies greatly ... "Fickle and troublesome" ... Justinian's wine correspondent Gabriel Wendler finds some complex and brooding pinots among Craggy Range's Te Muna Road selection ... Taste-up at Chiswick Gardens 

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    Sunday
    Mar172013

    Mark Dreyfus

    Mark Dreyfus talks films, books and music ... The weather nut confides the contents of his refigerator and other important lifestyle details ... The Commonwealth Attorney General is lured onto Justinian's couch 

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    Monday
    Feb252013

    Wendler in Bordeaux

    Our wine correspondent Gabriel Wendler makes a pilgramage to Cheval Blanc, one of the world's great wineries ... Classification crisis and litigation ... Modernisation under Bernard Arnault ... 2006 drinking well 

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    Wednesday
    Jan162013

    Felicity Gerry

    With sex crimes so much in the news it's felicitous that London barrister Felicity Gerry has, for the time being, fetched-up in Darwin ... The co-author of The Sexual Offences Handbook has some thoughts about the McClellan Royal Commission, and what makes for an effective hangover cure 

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    Sunday
    Jan062013

    The Waterlow killings 

    Tom Kelly reviews The Waterlow Killings: A Portrait of a Family Tragedy by Canberra lawyer Pamela Burton ... Falling through the cracks ... Anthony Waterlow and the fatal stabbing of his father and sister 

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    Tuesday
    Dec182012

    Halliday's 15,000 bottles

    Holiday reading for the wine lover (and drinker) ... Wine correspondent G.D. Wendler gets his nose into James Halliday's autobiography A Life in Wine ... A great journey from Clayton Utz to viticultirist, vigneron and vintner 

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    Wednesday
    Dec052012

    Cameron tells editors - "the clock is ticking"

    Tuesday
    Dec042012

    Deputy PM supports Leveson