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Innovations in fee collection ... Barrister lightly spanked for sending disturbing fee threat to former clients ... "See what happens if you don't pay your bills" ... File leverage ... Agreement not to complain in exchange for the file ... NCAT bares its gums ... Read more ... 


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.  

     


    Tuesday
    Mar132012

    Jon Osbeiston - merchant of wine

    Justinian's wine critic Gabriel Wendler chats with one of Australia's premier wine merchants, Jon Osbeiston ... The state of the wine market ... Can China save our industry? ... Wine fraud ... The difference between toothpaste and wine ... A dozen favourites ... With video 

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    Friday
    Dec092011

    Come the Revolution

    Andrew West reviews journalist Alex Mitchell's memoir Come The Revolution ... Tabloid reporter and Sunday Times investigative hound ... Idi Amin ... Muammar Gaddafi ... Vanessa and Corin Redgrave ... The Bellevue Hotel set ... The mad, bad and the beautiful against the backdrop of a stunning career  ... Further evidence that journalism is riddled with Trots

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    Wednesday
    Nov162011

    Documentary evidence

    Pitch perfect and pitch noir ... Miss Lumière takes us to Bill Cunningham: New York and Autoluminesence: Rowland S. Howard ... Documentaries and what they don't tell us 

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    Wednesday
    Nov022011

    Bulgarian oak comes into its own

    Justinian's wine panel - Francis Douglas, Cameron Jackson and our wine editor Gabriel Wendler - get to grips with four bottles from the Kay dynasty at McLaren Vale's Amery vineyard ... Tasting notes ... JustyFlix records the action 

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    Wednesday
    Oct262011

    Whistle while you work

    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki ... Corruption cover-up at the UN in Bosnia ... Fortunately Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) gets the story to the Beeb ... High drama ... Miss Lumière at the cinema 

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    Friday
    Oct212011

    Jennifer Robinson

    London based human rights and media lawyer Jennifer Robinson talks about her life, work and passions ... And has some advice for young Australian lawyers in London ... She's been profiled in women's magazines in France, Spain and Germany ... Now here she is with Justinian ... On the Couch 

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    Friday
    Sep092011

    David Bennett

    David Bennett AC QC has been an adornment to the law since he was born three days before Christmas in 1941 ... He's on Justinian's couch with some instructions about how judges should conduct themselves, a warning about misuse of the subjunctive and information about the contents of his refrigerator 

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    Friday
    Sep022011

    Hari Kari

    Mrs Parker reviews Stuart Littlemore's novel Harry Curry: Counsel of Choice - Ugly. Irascible. Intolerant. Clever ... Nothing original here ... Harry's in desperate need of an injection of substance ... Stand by for Vol 2  

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    Tuesday
    Aug302011

    Neil Watt

    Behind the scenes there was quite a battle that accompanied the creation of the new uniform solicitors' conduct rules ... One of the warriors is on Justinian's couch ... Neil Watt, former Baptist minister, former social worker, now a fedora wearing legal ethicist 

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    Wednesday
    Aug242011

    Wine from the Garden of Eden

    Justinian wine reviewer Gabriel Wendler managed to secure seven bottles from the Eden Valley in South Australia - riesling and shiraz ... Tasting with Cameron Jackson ... Geography, history and viticulture ... Splendid triumph of vin de garage 

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