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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 ... 


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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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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 ... 


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    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 ... 


     

     

    Thursday
    Aug082019

    News from the Street of Shame

    Money, money, money ... Fat fees per day for Sydney silkies ... Tom Bathurst's looming departure ... Ka-ching - the governor's property clean-up ... High Court suppression tussle ... Theodora reports 

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    Thursday
    Aug082019

    Poor old Davo

    The Bill Davidson story ... Another chapter in the bankrupt barrister saga ... Application to rejoin the jam roll rejected ... Failure to come to grips with past "moral" lapses ... Inability to manage income and tax ... Janek Drevikovsky reporting 

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    Tuesday
    Aug062019

    Salutations

    The Sal Vasta file ... A rummage through recent history ... Bombast and bulling  ... Lashings of contempt ... Errors of law ... "Mentoring" underway ... Ginger Snatch, an associate of judges, reports 

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    Sunday
    Aug042019

    Fuel fights

    The real world at variance with the claustrophobia of defamation proceedings ... Relevant facts missing from judge's reasons ... United Petroleum franchise distress ... Damages of $72,347.40 ... Default judgment entered and then court approves a warrant for the arrest of the missing respondent ... The missing backstory 

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    Thursday
    Aug012019

    The future - it's horrible

    Future of Law and Innovation Conference struggled with the technology ... Plentiful lunch options ...  AI ... Kirby adjudicated debate on "Uberisation" of lawyers ... How to use LinkedIn ... Space law ... Techno fonts ... Lawyerly prospects when technology fails ... Justice in the era of "late capitalism" ... Theodora reports 

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    Monday
    Jul292019

    David Hunt remembered

    Former NSW defamation judge and chief judge at common law dies at age 84 ... The List with Socratic case management ... Defamation exotica ... Refinement of pleadings, perhaps over-refinement ... Prodigious worker ... International criminal law ... UN criminal tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda ... A league of his own ... Tributes from Graham HryceDavid RolphJustice Mark Ierace and Judge Judith Gibson 

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    Sunday
    Jul282019

    Boris in the bullrushes

    How Boris Johnson peddled falsehoods all the way to Number 10 ... Perverse denunciation of European Court of Justice ruling about third-party insurance for off-road vehicles ... Beats-ups from Telegraph columnist that appeal to little Englanders ... "Undemocratic law-making" in a post-truth era ... Vnuked by the facts ... Procrustes on the case 

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    Thursday
    Jul252019

    A little unusual

    *Sigh* ... The old trap of sending an email to the wrong person ... Judgment more interesting than the catchwords ... A glimpse at what goes on underneath the robes ... Justice Nye Perram apologises for insulting a litigant ... From judges' associate Ginger Snatch 

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    Wednesday
    Jul242019

    Mike Carlton

    Veteran broadcaster, foreign correspondent, columnist and acidic Twitterer is on Justinian's Couch ... A masterful wordsmith ... Tireless combatant of the Murdocracy ... Issues with refrigeration and Christian piety ... The lure of the sea and its saltiness ... T.E.F. Hughes at the urinal ... Raging against the dying of the light 

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