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The Tamil Times ... Readers taken on a wild trip with The Australian's legal affairs coverage ... Campaigns to sink ICAC and 18C go nowhere ... However, a journalist on a mission doesn't give up, despite the loss of limbs ... Read more ... 

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Justinian Columnists

The persecution of Kate McCann ... The media has been at its salacious worst in the case of missing child Madeleine McCann ... Kate McCann given the Lindy Chamberlain treatment ... Tabloid and broadsheets alike questioned her authenticity ... "Yummy mummy and neurotic recluse" ... Bungling Portuguese police and judiciary ... Read more ... 


Justinian's Bloggers

The wrong right ... Student gloom ... The injustice of multiple choice exams ... Degrees of rightness ... The hard art of law ... Law school admission and PTSD ... Predicting the examiners thought processes ... Barely Legal picks the "wrong" right answer ... Read more ... 

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    "There have been no cuts to payments to Community Legal Centres by the Commonwealth Government." 

    Attorney General George Brandis in a speech to the Bar Association of Queensland, March 25, 2017. 

    "The government will commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years for Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services." 

    Attorney General George Brandis announcing the refunding of the cuts that had never happened, April 24, 2017 ... Read more ... 

    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 

    Justinian Featurettes

    The post-Warren world - nominations and odds ... New CJ for the Vic Supremes ... Field set for the Warren Replacement Stakes ... Contenders nominated by Justinian's readers ... Curious odds being offered ... Names most frequently mentioned: Doyle, McLeod and Maxwell ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Springing Pauline from the nick ... Electoral fraud ... Forget the dishonest intent, see how the lunge for contract law saved Pauline ... Qld Court of Appeal missed the golden opportunity to finish Pauline Hanson's One Nation for good ... Instead, unpersuasive reasoning saved her and saddled the country with more poisonous nonsense ... Thanks Daphnis ... From Justinian's archive ...  November 18, 2003 ... Read more ... 




    Adventures in billing

    Lawyers acting in their own cause and reaping the rewards in the process ...  Judges taking a dim view of lawyer inspired money-making litigation ...  Charging fees to yourself ... The Chorley exception on appeal ... Daniel Ahern examines some recent cases 

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    Tales of the South Pacific

    Enjoying a Slice of Samoa ... Fees burnt in Cauldron blaze ...  "Don't hesitate - litigate" ... More prosecutors take to the bench  

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    The journalistic career of Michael Bradley

    Busy managing partner pumps out the commentary in a prolific stream of articles ... While many journalists are desperate to get into law we find a lawyer who's bursting to write 

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    Say nothing

    Supreme Court's broad restraining order against Amber Harrison ... Rest of the media threatened by Channel 7 with dire consequences if they report any of Amber's comments, even nice ones ... Media company specialising in skewering victims and broadcasting salacious exposés now demands a cone of silence 

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    Keeping in touch with Madge

    Solicitor sends letters to the magistrate hearing his case ... Other side not copied in ... Professional misconduct ... Coming close to an intentional breach of the rules ... Deliberate v reckless ... Matters of substance ... VCAT examines mental state of an experienced solicitor 

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    Will Alstergren

    Will Alstergren QC - the crowned head of the nation's briefs ... A Norwegian with milk in the refrigerator ... Who does the president of the Australian Bar Association fear and admire? ... On the Couch with a surfing barrister 

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    Besmirching the judges

    Trump whips-up furore against the judiciary ... Where does that leave Neil Gorsuch? ... Plenty of reasons this nominee should decline the invitation to join SCOTUS ... On the horns of a dilemma ... Pillsbury Flom comments 

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    Peter Dutton v Lord Atkin

    Claims that executive decisions are beyond review ... Immigrants at the hands of Trump and Dutton ... National security and strife ... Lord Atkin in a House of Lords decision 76 years ago showed the way ... A barrister explains 

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    "Every Little Breeze ..."

    Clarrie Briese, former chief magistrate of NSW, granted access to senate documents ... One of Lionel Murphy's main accusers to tell his story ... "And now, what about my little mate?" ... The saga that keeps on giving 

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