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Trumpism hits the law of contract ... Blustering letters from the other side ... Ramped-up outrage ... No more yelling "snap" ... Sacrosanct clause in contract written by PR people ... Irrelevant aspirations ... Dorothy rapped on the knuckles ... Read more ... 

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    "What we are attempting to achieve here is not the abolition of any court, but the merging of two courts ... so we can get the best practice consistently applied to all family law matters ..."

    Attorney General Christian Porter on his federal courts reform, which will see an end to the Family Court of Australia and a Federal Circuit Court approach to all family law cases. The Australian, August 17, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Life of Clive ... Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents ... Read more ... 


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    Delirious news for lawyers and the hoi polloi ... Evan Whitton ... The first step for the Academy of Law is to uncover why lawyers are doomed to be unloved ... A missing staple comes as a reminder that process trumps truth ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

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

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    Monday
    Mar132017

    Another week

    March 7 to March 13 ... NT protective custody powers survive High Court challenge ... Competition watchdog targets Audi greenwashing ... Amber's legal bills ... ATO out-of-court settlements remain shadowy ... Expert witness' "inadvertent omission" ... Misogynist Christmas revellers ... Week@TheKnees compiled by Sohini Mahta 

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    Thursday
    Mar092017

    Bill Hosking

    Public defender, judge and author Bill Hosking QC is on the couch, clutching his new book Justice Denied ... Crime and injustice is the theme ... Heroic trials recalled and brought back to life ... Some bad cops have their moment in the spotlight  

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    Monday
    Mar062017

    Politicians behaving predictably

    February 28 to March 6 ... Human rights committee soft on tackling non-existent 18C problem ... "Recalcitrant" asylum seekers ... Uber's 'greyball' tactics… Abortion decriminalisation postponed in Qld ... Heyday for payday lender ... Former Freehills partners temporarily restrained from poaching ... Brandis' selective recall ... Week@TheKnees compiled by Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Feb272017

    Week in review

    Week@TheKnees ... February 21 to February 27 ... Brandis may have misled parliament on Bell scandal ... The Department of Bullies dooms asylum seekers' applications to failure ... Child sex offenders still receive financial assistance from the Catholic Church ... Ditch coal, Australia should export rule of law, says Warren CJ ... No culture problem at Seven West Media? ... Fair Work Commission finds not all burgers were created equal ... Compiled by Sohini Mehta 

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    Monday
    Feb202017

    Highs and lows of another week

    Week@The Knees February 14 to February 20, 2017 ... Compiled by Sohini Mehta ... Legislative fix for McGlade ... Triggs defends handling of race hate case ... Telcos won't go with the flow of information to government ... Law Council tackles boys' club ... Catholic Church paid out over $276 million to child sex abuse victims ... Former Freehills partners lawyer-up ... Lambie rejects Sharia, whoever that is ... Kirby responds to Ross Cameron's gay outburst  

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    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    Will Alstergren

    Will Alstergren QC - the crowned head of the nation's briefs ... A Norwegian with milk in the refrigerator ... Who does the president of the Australian Bar Association fear and admire? ... On the Couch with a surfing barrister  

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    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    More events

    Week @ The Knees February 6 to February 13, 2017 ... Nightclub sex acts in the defamatorium ... The Clooneys twin-up ... Doctors' wives and the reward of making life hell for your husband ... Native Title impasse thwarts Adani mine ... Brandis' flourish on marriage inequality ... Royal Commission findings on Geelong Grammar ... Amber Harrison turns waves into dumpers ... Where are all the refugee terror attacks in the US? 

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    Monday
    Feb062017

    Another week - more mayhem

    Week @ the Knees for January 29 - February 5 ... Fairfax grovels to ex-Leighton boss ... Medich murder trial ... Girlfriend of Lindt gunman sentenced to 33 years ... Tales of Tim Worner ... Peter Thiel buys NZ citizenship ... Culleton prised from the senate ... Secret bid document for land titles registry ... Contempt charge for Brandis looms ... Kiefel sworn-in 

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    Saturday
    Jan282017

    Murder, mayhem, corruption

    Week @ The Knees ... A weekly round-up of events in the law, January 21 to January 28, 2017 ... Reform the justice system ... Whistle blown at Origin Energy ... Fred Nile a security risk ... Bail reform in Victoria ... East Timor drops spying case ... Brandis firms for London sk ... Bail reform in Victoria ... East Timor drops spying case ... Brandis firms for London

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    Saturday
    Jan072017

    Report card on judicial performance

    The rule of law is a fine thing and we should be grateful to have it when so many demagogues are on the loose ... Highs and lows of the judicial year ... Remembering Lionel Murphy, Tim Carmody and others ... Awe inspiring dirty linen ... Wig chaos in Victoria ... "Butt" squeezer Clarence Thomas at it again

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