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Keeping the government safe ... Collaery prosecution ... Whistleblowing conspiracy ... Fallout from Australia's Timor Leste bugging spree ... Woodside and Alexander Downer ... Selective prosecution policy ... Canberra's long, slow dance with duplicity ... Read more ... 


 

 

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Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog  ... Read more ... 

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    "I would also encourage any member with an interest in this case to be conscious of the fact that the priority must be to allow judicial processes to be conducted without commentary which could impact on the fairness and regularity of those proceedings." 

    Attorney General Christian Porter trying to hold back the tsumani of commentary about his decision to allow the prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K. June 28, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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


    Justinian Featurettes

    Lorenzo Street's passing out parade ... Street the Stockman ... The shirt of flies ... Platypus Junction ... Street the charmer ... Friend of the press ... A legacy in law and love ... The sea and the bush ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    May202018

    All in the family

    On the cusp of federal courts restructure ... Caustic advice to Thee-Wigs Willy Alstergren on how to run the Family Court's appeal division ... New head of the division has limited family law experience, as does the chief justice ... Recipe for unhappiness ... Rules, requirements and ruminations 

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    Tuesday
    May152018

    The kindness of strangers

    Qld CA clean bowls admissions board which got hung-up on graduate's trivial mistakes ... SA Full Court not so kind to solicitor who made false claims for legal aid funds ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Wednesday
    May092018

    Independence Day

    The illusion of "independence" … Hayne royal commission brings new meaning to the word "independent" ... AMP, Clayton Utz, Catherine Brenner and the massaging of an independent report ... Clutz alumni Brian Salter is the fall-guy ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Monday
    May072018

    Chip off the old Brott

    Benched solicitor out of time in defamation action ... Second bite of the defamation cherry with law firm and barrister in the frame ... Nick Bonyhady reports courtside  

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    Monday
    May072018

    Misconduct case over scam and blackmail allegations

    Conveyancing fracas and thunderous emails lead to misconduct proceedings ... Gadens' partner complains to VLSC ... Strike-out refused by VCAT ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Sunday
    May062018

    Dot and the dinosaurs

    Barbie - the perfect spectator for carnivore battles ... Hubris and delusion ... How partners' meetings have changed ... Women don't talk like that ... Dorothy, our partner at big law, looks at evolutionary developments 

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Ahoy. Navigation assistance

    Where are we with the ALRC inquiry into family law? ... Issues paper ... Access to justice ... Advocacy and support services ... Therapeutic justice ... Exploration of new modes of service delivery ... Peach Melba on the case 

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Dr Matt Collins QC

    President of Vic's Bar n Grill on Justinian's Couch ... Matt Collins discusses the findings of the State of the Victorian Bar report ... Solicitors eating more of the bar's lunch ... Barristers not overpaid, considering ... Love of Paris, The Beatles, and Australian cinema ... The Hockey case ... Defamation laws unfit for purpose ... An impatient driver of change 

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    Friday
    Apr272018

    The Lady of Shallot

    Slipping on a shallot in Woolworths ... Weighing the free speech rights of litigants in person to indulge in threatening correspondence with insurers for defendants ... Courts and tribunals seeing a tide of over-wrought and menacing missives from angry parties ... Judges feeling edgy 

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