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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.  

     


    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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    Monday
    May302011

    Marcus Einfeld sentencing

    Monday
    May302011

    Nicholas Cowdery swipes the media

    Monday
    May302011

    International Whores Day

    Monday
    May302011

    Booklaunch of the AJ Brown's Kirby bio