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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 ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Apr052016

    Returning to class

    The law is riddled with classy types, yet class is rarely mentioned ... A taboo topic at law school ... Law and privilege go hand in hand ... Barely Legal wants to talk about it because it could be affecting his legal education 

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    Tuesday
    Apr052016

    Lawyer hit with damages of $20 for underquoting costs

    Because of mounting tax problems solicitor keen to secure business by giving a misleading costs estimate to a client ... Unsuccessful in the Land and Environment Court ... Nominal damages because the client benefited from the expense of the litigation in subsequently getting ministerial approval for a quarry ... No reliance on doubtful estimates of costs ... Hannah Ryan catches the action 

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    Monday
    Apr042016

    Do nothing and win immunity

    McKellar's Miscellany of Mishaps ... Advocates immunity gets a workout in the High Court, while in the VicSupremes lawyers get immunity for not defending an application to wind-up a solvent client ... Work done out of court and its affect on the case in court ... Kate Lilly is courtside 

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    Friday
    Apr012016

    Prayers to St Anthony

    Inspector Dave getting into the ganja ... Too many inquiries upsetting for the cabinet secretary ... Latest on the Sinodinos saga ... Piling up the falsehoods 

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    Thursday
    Mar312016

    Liberals caught in the wringer after washing the money

    Arfur (Daley) Sinodinos knows nuffin' ... Exculpatory evidence missing in action ... SharriLaw ... Liberals tried to wriggle off ICAC's hook, only to be caught by Keith Mason at the Electoral Commission ... Rorts of the Free Enterprise Foundation 

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    Wednesday
    Mar232016

    French CJ to bow out early

    No more cases for the CJ after the end of this year ... Appointing a successor ... Proroguing parliament for an unusual reason ... Government seeking to takeover senate agenda ... Everything perfectly normal, says Bookshelves Brandis  

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    Tuesday
    Mar222016

    Late for the list

    Six months in ... 40 years to go ... Junior Junior reviews her first tentative steps towards wigged glory ... Dress notes ... Prospects of starvation 

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    Monday
    Mar212016

    The piñata nominee

    Merrick Garland, the most conservative judicial candidate available to Obama ... With Scalia no longer on the US Supreme Court, big business rushes to settle class actions ... Republicans game the elections ... No photo ID, no vote ... Australia naïvely expects good things to come from US concocted trade deals ... Roger Fitch in Washington on the beat 

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    Sunday
    Mar202016

    Petty sessions

    Barrister's defamation case becomes a car crash ... Range Rover scraped by barrister's garage door ... Email to neighbours complaining about barrister's behaviour ... Jury goes for the truth defence 

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