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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 ... 



    Trials and tribulations

    Waterstreet dips in and out ... NSW's land titles registry on the block ... Law & Justice Foundation being starved to death ... Another trial for David Eastman

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    Bar shtum on leaks

    Geoffrey Watson SC hung out to dry ... Inside information about NSW bar's disciplinary process leaked to the press ... Counsel assisting chewed-up in ongoing News Corp war against ICAC 

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    Sleep overs

    Scerri stuff ... Yarraside Supremo rebukes lawyers in over-egged intestacy case ... Costs outrun the issues ... Barrister contradicts himself ... Lawyers sent to the Bureau de Spank ... Seb Tonkin courtside  

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    Crowning moments

    Crown Law in Bananaland cannot act in industrial dispute against two of its employees ... Acting as a self-represented litigant against its own staff ... Everything happy at Crown Law ... Lack of systems to handle conflict ... Seb Tonkin reports 

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    Labor lawyers now working for the banks

    What if Slater & Gordon had not floated ... The downside of going public ... Restructuring already underway ... Litigation defendants seizing on S&G's vulnerability 

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    Never say die

    After 30 years of litigation Wentworth v Rogers lives on ... Another round in the country's longest running courtroom drama ... Costs awarded to Katherine Wentworth for 1985 damages action against her former husband 

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    Trauma on the Torrens

    South Australia - appointing auxiliary judges was the chief justice's idea ... Judicial appointments on the cheap ... Bar n' Grill up in arms ... AG looking to merge trial divisions of the Supreme and District courts ... Money, money, money 

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    Second-hand hearsay

    Stories from the depths ... Café life for Junior Junior as she soaks up the tittle-tattle and innuendo ... Channelling F.E. Smith, Birkett and Marshall Hall ... The story must be true if told by another barrister 

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    It's bananas in Brisneyland

    Death rattle of the Carmody story ... Secretly recorded CJ rant back in the news as Sgt Plod called in to investigate senior judge administrator ... No need for Justice Byrne to pack his toothbrush 

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