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Transcript of the week ... A solicitor appears before a Yarraside judicial registrar ... Where's my stay? ... Waiver of court fees ... What's going on? ... It's so simple ... Give me a case ... Seeking to appeal against an order that is not a final order ... No arguable case ... The next case has been called ... Read more ... 

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    "One of the reasons I'm enthusiastic about Boris Johnson's prime ministership is because if there was ever a cometh-the-hour, cometh-the-man moment in the recent history of this country, this is it and he is that person."    

    George Brandis, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, speaking in Manchester at the Policy Exchange. October 2, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


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    Drugs, money and death ... The brutality of the drug business in Columbia ... Birds of Passage ... America, the greedy satan ... Complex codes of honour ... Peace and war ... Miss Lumière reviews the spectacle ... Read more ... 


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    Is there something amusing, Mr Foreman? ... Defamatorium ... Outburst from barrister … Solicitor suing Financial Review ... Juror looked chastened after being directly addressed by counsel during summing-up … How to handle an outburst from the bar table... Let the transcript do the talking ... From Justinian's archive, March 2012 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Tuesday
    Sep242019

    Our own heart of darkness

    Colonial Tasmania ... The Nightingale ... Jennifer Kent's new film takes us deep into our dark past ... Fearless Irish servant girl teams up with Aboriginal boy to hunt down their tormentors ... Our violent history revealed ... As our reviewer Miss Lumière discovers - there will be blood   

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    Friday
    Sep202019

    A touch of the Blues

    Victorian judge agrees to handover the gate key ... Easement hijinks at the Vic Supremes ... Ingress and egress restored to judge's South Yarra neighbours ... Hilary ploughs ahead with her holiday judgment-writing in Canberra ... Latest instructions on wigs and robes ... Vasta Watch - a fresh bulletin ... Bookshelves Brandis bounces back to town ... Theodora reports 

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    Thursday
    Sep192019

    Transcript of the week

    A solicitor appears before a Yarraside judicial registrar ... Where's my stay? ... Waiver of court fees ... Appeal ... What's going on? ... It's so simple ... Give me a case ... Seeking to appeal against an order that is not a final order ... Costs order ... No arguable case .. Impecuniosity ... Abuse of process ... It's pretty simple, right? ... I'm sick of this ... Which part of a fee waiver don't you understand? ... The next case has been called 

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    Wednesday
    Sep182019

    Clicking the wrong button

    The price of panic ... Stress caught a young lawyer unawares ... An innocent mistake compounded by forgery ... Bad look for the legal business ... Tears at work ... Depression and drinking ... Time in the wilderness for "self-reflection" ... Janek Drevikovsky reports from the Bureau de Spank 

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    Monday
    Sep162019

    The slow law movement

    Important Bills passed by NSW parliament go mouldy on the shelf awaiting proclamation ... Modern Slavery Act and Surveillance Devices amendments ... Where are they? ... Revisions and refinements ... Government runs cold and warmish on data breaches ... Polly Peck reports from Macquarie Street's bear pit 

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    Sunday
    Sep152019

    London Calling

    Brexit ... Everyone's got an opinion ... Leverhulme has the facts ... Lying to Her Maj ... Prorogation and the courts ... Forum shopping ... Who's ahead in the polls ... Tory's defections and sackings ... Corbyn not making headway ... Leverhulme at Westminster 

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    Saturday
    Sep142019

    Blow by Blow

    UPDATE ... Solicitor ordered to pay court costs personally, within in 60 days ... It took over three years for him to fork-up ... Unacceptable delays ... Far-fetched excuses and extensions of time ... Finding of professional misconduct ... Disgraceful ... Other unattractive priors 

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    Friday
    Sep062019

    Rumble in the jungle

    HWL Ebsworth lawyer told not to bite the hand that feeds the firm ... The turbulent Dr Rumble's criticism of his client ... Bad for business ... Grounds for termination ... Managing partner Martinez intolerant of insubordination ... Christmas party snub ... No presents ... Stephen Murray reports 

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    Friday
    Sep062019

    Bye bye Chorley

    High Court puts the lid on the honey pot ... Common law revised ... Solicitors and barristers no longer able to charge costs when acting for themselves ... Same principle applies for litigants in person ... Chorley exception was a "privilege" and an affront to equality before the law ... Stinging Nettle ... Stephen Murray reports 

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