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Amazing scenes ... Amid the figs and prosciutto Three Wigs Willy takes the judicial oath at Beppis ... Big shot barristers and law firm partners in octopus mode as their tentacles lurch towards unsuspecting victims ... The #AboutTime movement ... Read more ... 


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Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes ... Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports  ... Read more ... 


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Ahoy. Navigation assistance ... Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beating the victim he met on a fetish website with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Apr272018

    The Lady of Shallot

    Slipping on a shallot in Woolworths ... Weighing the free speech rights of litigants in person to indulge in threatening correspondence with insurers for defendants ... Courts and tribunals seeing a tide of over-wrought and menacing missives from angry parties ... Judges feeling edgy 

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    Thursday
    Apr262018

    Amazing scenes

    Amid the figs and prosciutto Three Wigs Willy takes the judicial oath at Beppis ... Big shot barristers and law firm partners in octopus mode as their tentacles lurch towards unsuspecting victims ... The #AboutTime movement ... Goings On with Theodora 

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    Tuesday
    Apr242018

    You wanna bet?

    Gambling barrister from Victoria breaches conditions of his ticket and is put off the track for two years and four months ... Queensland solicitor who bribed a minister deemed to be indelibly unfit ... Kishor Napier-Raman reporting trackside 

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    Monday
    Apr232018

    Coronial turf war

    Chronic delays in the coroners' jurisdiction due to political neglect ... Selection committee split over appointment of NSW State Coroner ... Experienced hands overlooked ... Need for a separate, independent coroners court 

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    Tuesday
    Apr172018

    Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes

    Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports 

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    Tuesday
    Apr172018

    A watchdog that barks and bites

    Former appellate judges assist the cause for a national integrity commission ... The evidence is mounting and the public support swelling ... The Coalition will be dragged kicking and squealing to this policy prescription ... Public hearings crucial ... Details of the framework ... Richard Ackland reports 

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    Friday
    Apr132018

    Queensland's all-too-slow human rights movement

    Nick Bonyhady reports on what has happened to the proposed charter of human rights for banana-benders ... A Labor government promise that is slow to materialise ... Contention around what model to adopt ... The next election will have arrived before the new law has properly taken effect 

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    Thursday
    Apr122018

    New coroner crowned

    Reshuffle ... Leading magistrate, pan rattler and former copper becomes NSW State Coroner following former Coroner's shift to Ombudsman ... More money for new Madges ... Alex Mitchell has the details 

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    Monday
    Apr092018

    The quality of mercy knows no limits

    Timbo Carmody rejects application to strike-off solicitor who fraudulently inflated timesheets ... Still "an ethical member" of the profession ... "Status seeking" solicitor's "safety switch" is back-on ... Plus, Melbourne solicitor off the jam roll ... No prospect of rehabilitation ... Nick Bonyhady courtside 

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