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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 has no prospect of rehabilitation ... Read more ... 

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Rent-a-quote ... 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 ... Read more ... 

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Sydney law factory ramps-up production ... University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... 50% greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Read more ... 

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    "Apart from one treacherous act of base duplicity, I enjoyed all of my time at the bar. I was lucky to start at the bar as a pupil of Griffin QC who quickly taught me three things: (a) there's nothing better in life than fees; (b) why take on only one trial brief per day if you're offered three; (c) always tell solicitors about the great victories you had achieved and never tell them about your losses."  

    Federal Circuit Court swearing-in speech by Judge Gregory Egan. February 7, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Michael Finnane QC 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 ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian's archive

    Clayton Utz in workplace defo drama ... Former Clayton Utz solicitor sues the firm for defamation … Email sent at the direction of former Law Soc prez Joe Catanzariti … Partners argue that proposed amended statement of claim "seriously prejudices them" ... Justice Simpson says firm’s submission is "inapt" ... Read more ... 



    Bar grovels to shocking shock jock

    "Good morning" ... Noel Hutley apologies to radio bully ... Bar cover-up on leaks concerning private discussions about members ... UPDATE: DPP's woeful performance in the Lynette Daley case ... Brandis aims High 

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    The electorate needs to concentrate on the camps

    Just as Labor candidates are breaking ranks on asylum policy Burnside launches a new book on offshore detention ... Former appeals judge Stephen Charles says Manus and Nauru are "concentration camps" ... Madeline Gleeson examines what happens to refugees when they are out of sight, out of mind 

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    "If voting changed anything, they would make it illegal"

    Fourteen years after filing a habeas petition, Guantánamo prisoner is released ... US claims right to indefinite detention , at will ... When did the US war with al-Qaeda commence? ... Kansas Republicans want to impeach the state's judges, for disobedience ... Voter suppression ... Republican convention and "open carry" ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    King hit

    Court orders scandalous allegations against lawyers to be removed from the court file and sealed ... Application to restrain plaintiff's travel overseas made in the mistaken belief that he was about the leave the country ... No basis in claim that lawyers acted unprofessionally ... Seb Tonkin reports 

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    Cross-examination interruptus

    Justice Michael Adams birched by NSW Court of Appeal for excessive interference during a trial ... Trial was procedurally unfair ... Start again ... No finding of apprehended bias ... Seb Tonkin reports  

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    Bob the Builder goes to court

    Senator Bob Day asks Peter King to ask the High Court to overturn senate election reforms ... Four pronged attack on Electoral Act amendment ... Hannah Ryan courtside 

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    Shakespeare on refugees

    Shakespeare had some fine things to offer politicians and judges on refugees and how to treat them ... Procrustes says it should be compulsory for ministers of the crown to read Measure For Measure ... More bribes on the way for PNG following the Supreme Court decision on the Manus Island detention centre 

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    Chest-beating from Macquarie Street's new lawn-order man

    Draconian legislation in NSW to combat "serious" crime ... British equivalent extends its reach to trivial offences ... NSW's law and justice policies being run by the police ... Liberal MP, Henskens SC, defends police state measures and criticises the bar for speaking out ... Ill-informed political attack 

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    British exports

    Global divorce funder heading Down Under ... while British commercial law shops are hauling offshore loot back to London 

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