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    "[Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests] volunteered that they felt at peace with themselves after being listened to by Peter O'Callaghan. As Commissioner, Peter achieved a unique thing – in [Václav] Havel's words he helped countless people 'orient their spirit' and gave them the certainty that their lives made sense Peter gave them hope just as it is described by Havel."

    Former High Court judge Susan Crennan at the unveiling of the portrait of Melbourne barrister Peter O'Callagan QC who ran Archbishop Pell's Melbourne Response to sexual abuse by priests. The Royal Commission reported that he failed to report criminal offences to the police. September 26, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Anonymous campaign against Barry Dangerous ... Restlessness among the senior prefects of the NSW Law Soc ... New junior vice sworn-in ... Councillors stirring against senior vice with strange memo in circulation ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Whitelocke on Lawmanship ... Beguiling pastiche of barristerial posturing ... The importance of looking the part ... The Velvet Salamander transforms into the Silver Canetoad ... James Hutton reviews Bullstrode Whitelocke’s essential text for advocates ... From Justinian's archive, July 13, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Nov202015

    God save the queen

    Remembrance Day 1975 ... Why didn't Gough go straight to the High Court, instead of eating a steak? ... Big field for Law Council of Australia council elections ... Trouble locating a permanent CEO for the LCA ... Soapy freezes out the Australian Law Reform Commission 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Tragic comic

    More revelations about Forbes Chambers' leading self-promoter ... Call for help to prepare newspaper article ... Promise of money and taxi fare ... Young woman disappointed to receive signed copy of autobiography ... Facebook furore 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Lawyers rule

    The Rule of Law Institute ... Transparency missing in action ... Involvement with shadowy corporate lobbyist ... The Family Office Institute ... Synchronicity of clients' business interests with agenda of the Rule of Law Institute 

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    Friday
    Nov132015

    Noel Hutley

    Freshly elected president of the NSW bar is on the couch ... Steeped in the law ... Barrister to his bootstraps ... Reading, films, music, food, regrets and refrigeration all covered ... Have we spelled his name correctly? 

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    Wednesday
    Nov112015

    Beyond the pale

    NT DPP is the law ... CLP fund raiser not prosecuted for alleged breaches of the Electoral Act ... Not in the public interest ... Prosecution of person accused of sexually abusing Aboriginal children also dropped ... Not in the public interest ... Dishing out the nollies ... Buffalo Bruce reports from Darwin

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    Monday
    Nov092015

    Judge's meddling could not be cured by jury directions

    Forceful spanking of trial judges by appeal benches ... Victorian Country Court judge in trouble for over-zealous bollicking of defence counsel during criminal trials ... Trials tainted by judge's "heated conversations" with counsel ... Back to school 

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    Friday
    Nov062015

    Clive doesn't discriminate

    Racial discrimination complaint against venerable barrister thrown out ... Harvesting votes at the Queensland bar ... QC offended by Soapy's snub ... Paying for a day in the life of Mr Wolf ... Snoozing ex-judge found in Iran 

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    Friday
    Nov062015

    ICAC, afloat in a sea of leaks

    Margaret Cunneen claims ICAC is leaking to News Corp ... News Corp says ICAC is leaking to Fairfax ... Inspector Dave says he's not leaking to anyone ... Spivs and logrollers line-up for free kicks ... Get your fresh leaks here 

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    Monday
    Nov022015

    The Hammer sends papers to the Law Society

    Court finds that solicitor misled bank in loan application and made untruthful claims in his defence ... Lawyer under "significant financial pressure" ... Doctored documents ... Defendant's evidence "beggars belief" 

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