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For whom the Bell tolls ... A long time ago in a city far away, Alan Bond built an empire based on borrowed money ... Bell Group litigation still keeping an army of lawyers well fed in the top paddock ... History of a corporate calamity and a lawyers' bonanza ... 19 years later where are we? ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Adelaide's QC rupture ... South Australian bar and CJ at loggerheads on new queenies ... Judges opposed to appointment of new QCs ... Adoption of the Victorian model ... Court likely not to participate in the selection process ... "Political silks" ... Read more ... 

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    "That seems to be the only thing that drives them. Getting hold of power, to wield it." 

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the Labor Party. March 4, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Too much mush ... James Baldwin doused in a layer of syrup ... US justice ... Where's Atticus Finch when you need him? ... Black lives, white injustice ... Miss Lumière reviews If Beale Street Could Talk ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Heart of the bar ... News from the Street of Shame ... Deutschland marshalling forces ... The Sevens rub tummies ... Eating and talking ... Interviews with Queens' Counsel ... Advocacy skills require being in many courts at once ... From Justinian's archive, September 2014 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Feb282019

    Sal sitting on the sorry stool

    Senior judges concerned over suggestion that Judge Vasta of the Circuit Court would be promoted to sit in the Family Court ... Concerns may have prompted early circulation of appeal judgments all highly critical of Vasta's judgments ... To cap it off, Sal is now a defendant in a Queensland defamation case 

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    Tuesday
    Feb262019

    Wrestling with the rudeness rule

    The long-running rude letters case ... Calling another solicitor "fundamentally dishonest" ... Is this a breach of professional standards? ... Has the exquisite finery of the legal profession been sullied? ... Judges are having trouble making up their minds ... Is the rule against rudeness a threat to free speech? ... Everyone hoped Yarraside appeals had the last word ... Now a special leave application looms ... Janek Drevikovsky follows the long and winding trail 

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    Friday
    Feb222019

    Too much mush

    James Baldwin doused in a layer of syrup ... US justice ... Where's Atticus Finch when you need him? ... Black lives, white injustice ... Love, politics and melodrama ... Miss Lumière reviews If Beale Street Could Talk  

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    Thursday
    Feb212019

    Salutary lesson

    UPDATE ... Porter wants Vasta for the Family Court ... Standby as more critical judgments about Sal are in the appeal pipeline ... Two-Wigs' special envoy for case management has trouble managing his own cases ... Not only Stradford & Stradford, now there's Navarro & Navarro ... The terrible legacy of Soapy Brandis 

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    Monday
    Feb182019

    Strange sightings

    Ghostly apparition of shuffled off chief justice ... Federal Court vacancy in Perth ... NT's family friendly ICAC ... "The troubles" are over for former Clutz warrior ... Election deadline for appointments ... Lawyer sacked over boozy partner allegations ... Theodora reports 

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    Monday
    Feb112019

    Another dismissal

    Full Federal Court ... Maddening majority thinking in the Palace Letters appeal ... Kerr's billet-doux to the Queen about sacking the Whitlam government ... Correspondence deemed to be "private" and none of your business ... Archives Act ... Procrustes deconstructs the Full Fed's flaws 

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    Saturday
    Feb092019

    Brexit: law & disorder

    Lawyers are eating their Brexit ... How three UK based global firms are dealing with clients' Brexit phobia ... England quakes while lawyers open the picnic basket ... Too much marketing ... Too little light ... Janek Drevikovsky files from Kathmandu 

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    Friday
    Feb082019

    Green Book: not all black and white

    Green Book, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... America in the 1960s ... The white working class tough guy on a tour of the South with a refined black musician ... What could go wrong? ... Food for thought ... "Motorist's guide for negroes" 

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    Wednesday
    Feb062019

    Richard Beasley SC

    Richard Beasley SC is On The Couch ... Novellist and silk ... Until now he was ankle deep in the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission, which reported on January 29 ... Last meal on death row ... Playing with a horse jigger ... Thoughts on water and life  

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