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Amazing scenes ... Amid the figs and prosciutto Three Wigs Willy takes the judicial oath at Beppis ... Big shot barristers and law firm partners in octopus mode as their tentacles lurch towards unsuspecting victims ... The #AboutTime movement ... Read more ... 

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Judgment agony at the ACT Supremes ... Prolonging Roughshagger's last stand ... Written submission goes missing ... Costs judgment withdrawn ... Plaintiff in limbo ... Dilatory ex-judges enjoy statutory indulgence ... Artemus Jones reports  ... Read more ... 

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Ahoy. Navigation assistance ... Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case ... Read more ... 

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    "It was in this very fluid context of 'please, more, give me more'. He gave her more, but he gave her too much.

    What happened on the 24th of August was not a rape, but an unpleasant episode in what was otherwise a pleasant relationship."  

    Barrister Charles Waterstreet for Liam Gordon Murphy, "The Wolf", charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm after allegedly beating the victim he met on a fetish website with a cable. Downing Centre Local Court, May 14, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 

    For the latest developments in media law … 

    Justinian Featurettes

    Dr Matt Collins QC ... On The Couch ... President of Vic's Bar n Grill discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Chesty says nyet to Nyst ... Struggle over legal fees paid by alleged drug dealers produces some intriguing arguments over who owns the loot … Sizzling retainer agreement in contention ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting ... From Justinian's archive, January 2, 2010 ... Read more ... 



    A right Charlie

    Waterstreet's unconvincing tax performance ... Last minute scramble not to appear in the Dizzo ... Judge Gibson unimpressed ... Wot's going on at Rake Chambers? ... Nick Bonyhady reports on the latest drama 

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    One more top hat for Willy Alstergren 

    Fusion of the federal courts ... Family Court upheaval ... Pascoe dumps Thackray ... Alstergren gets another top gig ... Lawyers dismayed 

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    Hit the books 

    Law librarians and knowledge gurus being retrenched across the industry ... DPP libraries not exempt from disruption ... The Archbold v Blackstone's stoush in the UK over criminal law services used at crown courts ... Jade goes it alone ... Nick Bonyhady reports from the silence of his law library 

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    The taxman cometh

    Experienced Sydney tax lawyer loses out to the commissioner ... Transactions were too ambiguous to be loans ... Not enough detail to support the taxpayer's claim ... Nick Bonyhady reports from court-side  

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    The quest for perfect sentences

    Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria ... Community input on sentencing ... Judges have the numbers on the new council ... Peach Melba's blog 

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    Expunging the taint of Godwin

    Former Credit-Suisse boss gives The Australian access to emails which seek to put the Ozcar fee deal into context ... Apparently, the emails were confidential then, but not now ... When documents tabled in the senate are characterised as "leaks" ... Treasury submission ignored in exculpatory "analysis" 

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    A WIN-LOSE situation

    Vlad the Impaler is used to dealing with problem gamblers ... Brody Clarke's betting plunge ... $10 million of client's money goes to the horses, allegedly ... Who will make good the loss? ... Time to change channels 

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    End-to-end digital experience

    New innovation boss at fed courts ... ACT bar stamps its tiny foot ... Hot new entrant at Wardell ... Hilton can't shake Bucket's legacy ... NSW Judicial Commission expands its territory ... Goings On with Theodora 

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    The State of the Union

    The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Our Man in Washington Roger Fitch on the front line  

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