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Justinian Columnists

Do nothing in the new utopia ... Policy vacuums ... Private sector leaders are filling voids created by sleepwalking politicians ... Voice to parliament and global warming left in the cold - which, somehow, gets us to the casualisation of the workforce, particularly at universities ... Fly-in, fly-out law school lecturers ... Full Federal Court wrestles with a "casual employee" ... Read more ... 


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Justinian's Bloggers

Time to act on Magnitsky ... Where's our Magnitsky Act? ... An effective way of dealing with corrupt individuals who violate human rights ... Lapsed Bill in the Commonwealth parliament ... The legacy of Russia's abuse of power and the calculated killing of state enemies ... Read more ... 

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    "I am really and truly pleased that I have been vindicated and that the court has preserved the presumption of innocence."   

    Tom Domican, "colourful" Sydney identity, who provided security services to a Kings Cross drug dealer, after settling for $100,000 his defamation case against nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim and Pan Macmillan. September 13, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    David Hunt remembered ... Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law ...The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... Tributes from Graham Hryce, David Rolph, Justice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sentencing terror ... Fabulous sentencing transcript from County Court, Victoria ... Judge James Montgomery and counsel wrestle with the dates and the years ... Pythonesque proceedings ... Court reporter struggles to keep up ... Tears to the eyes ... From the archive, June 2012 ... 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.  

     


    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

    Sunday
    Dec022012

    Leveson outlines his key findings

    Thursday
    Nov292012

    Learn to speak like Robert Jay QC

    Thursday
    Nov292012

    Cameron keeps options open on Leveson

    Monday
    Oct082012

    Michael Bradley

    Iconoclast and "shameless self-promoter" Michael Bradley wants to reshape the way law is done ... He has produced a new manifesto on law and lawyers in an e-book that can be snapped-up for $4.50 from Hampress ... He's on Justinian's couch answering 21 pertinent questions 

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