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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
    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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    Friday
    Aug122011

    Crime de filme - the no thrills thriller

    Miss Lumière takes us to Crime D'Amour ... Ruthless corporate women out for the kill ... French justice system tricked ... Où pour le cinéma français? 

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    Monday
    Aug012011

    Mark Robinson

    Sydney barrister Mark Robinson, fresh from important triumphs in the High and full Federal Courts, flops onto our couch, shuts his eyes, and tells all ... There's more to this administrative lawyer than administrative law ... The stuffed zucchini side of his nature is soon apparent 

     

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    Monday
    Aug012011

    Farr and wide

    Wine reviewer Gabriel Wendler traces the history of the grape in Geelong ... The rise and rise of Gary Farr ... Justinian's wine evaluation panel put their experienced barristerial noses into Farr's Chardonnay and Shiraz from 2007 & 2008 

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    Tuesday
    Jul122011

    The dream of life

    The Tree of Life carried off the Palme d'Or at Cannes ... A momentous and portentious film ... Brad Pitt is wonderful as the complex, conflicted family man in search of the American dream ... Miss Lumière seems to like it (apart from a bit of Christian tub-thumping) 

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    Monday
    Jul042011

    Decadence: a dish best served cold

    Out of the dark comes Miss Lumière - Justinian's new film critic ... Her debut review is of Julia Leigh's directorial debut, Sleeping Beauty ... Reimagining the boardroom lunch 

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    Tuesday
    Jun072011

    Ian Collie

    Ian Collie is in the frame ... Producer of the five-part ABC TV series On Trial, he managed for the first time in Australia to get cameras into court to film a murder trial ... He's also co-producing a series that explores three pivotal criminal trials from the colonial era ... He also has Rake ... Hell Has Harbour Views ... A Case for the Coroner among his credits ... The former Slater & Gordon solicitor is on Justinian's couch

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