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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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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 … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

    Saturday
    Apr162016

    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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    Thursday
    Apr142016

    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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    Wednesday
    Apr132016

    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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    Friday
    Apr082016

    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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    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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