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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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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 … 

    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 ... 



    Sydney law factory ramps-up production

    University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... Fifty percent greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Not enough teaching staff or facilities ... Fiddling the ATAR ... Nick Bonyhady's tribute to the former registrar Tyrone Carlin 

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    Bluto's bungle

    QCAT's Timbo Carmody back in the frame ... Squire Bennett takes-up rural spread ... Justice Carolyn Simpson says farewell to paradise ... Uncle Doug in chains 

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    Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy 

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    Law Deform Commission

    Australian Law Report Commission going the way of its sister organisation in NSW ... Loss of independence ... Staff removed ... Integration into the AG's department ... New president a personal favourite of Soapy Brandis 

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    Judiciary under assault

    Judge bashing in the land of the free ... Politicians turn on the judges as courts address gerrymanders ... Poor quality of Trump's judicial nominees ... Selection process breaks down ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    The high price of efficiency

    Federal Court jobs abolished and then recreated at higher pay grades ... Efficiency and budget savings hard at work ... Judges anxious about the loss of quality registrars ... Willy or won't he? ... Grim news as Family Court appeals judge throws in his gown

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    Roughshagger's last stand

    Retired ACT judge delivers judgment eight months after he retired ... Not all litigants and lawyers joined in the fond farewells ... Magna Cartaism, involving over-writing and vast amounts of unnecessary detail ... Artemus Jones reports from the Molonglo 

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    Michael Finnane QC

    Michael Finnane joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull 

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    Trust account chaos 

    Sad tales and true ... Homeless solicitor tragedy ... Lawyers' deficient defences ... Depletion of the jam roll ... Missing money ... Medical issues ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the Bureau de Spank 

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