Beguiling pastiche of barristerial posturing … The importance of looking the part … The Velvet Salamander transforms into the Silver Canetoad … James Hutton reviews Bullstrode Whitelocke’s essential text for advocates
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Wine buff and barrister Gabriel Wendler interviews Francis Douglas QC about his family’s legal legacy, his love of the grape, and his short but decisive time as a Fiji appeal judge
A capacity crowd at Gleebooks for the launch of Evan Whitton’s latest critique – Our Corrupt Legal System ... Feisty moment as “useless, gutless” attendees ravaged … Cheering supporters … JustyFlix got the shakes
A little bit of Deja Vu ... Ex-Mallesons’ woman makes good … To celebrate the appointment of Bellevue Hill businesswoman Cheryl Bart to the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation we’ve dug up her telling session On the Couch
Senior NSW Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi’s latest photo exhibition opened earlier this month … Entrée Paris is a collection of his work shot in the City of Light … The show was opened by criminal defence lawyer Charles Waterstreet … At the time of the launch the shadow of the Des Campbell murder trial hung in the air ... A JustyFlix presentation
Trusts and estates guru … Academic, teacher and administrator … Prez of the Australian Law Reform Commission … Muso … Singer … All round triumph … Prof Rosalind Croucher is On the Couch
David Hillard is one of the leading lights of the pro bono world … He led the charge to get big, fat corporate firms to notch-up a minimum of 35 hours of pro bono work per year for each lawyer … He was instrumental in Clayton Utz running the ultimately successful appeal in the Andrew Mallard case … He’s On the Couch trying to explain himself
Latest in our series on famous judicial farewells ... Justice Brian Sully issued an almighty spray when he said tat-tar to the NSW Supremes ... Law reformers ("unstable obsessives"), bureaucrats ("all-pervading cynics") and the rotten media ("vicious and mendacious") ... So much pent-up anger unbottled on final day at work ... Ginger Snatch was there to catch the full froth