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    "It is a total vistory for Julian Assange ... He is free to leave the embassy whenever he wants." 

    Per Samuelsson, lawyer for Julian Assange, following the dropping of a rape investigation by Swedish prosecutors. The Financial Times, May 21, 1017 ... Read more ... 


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    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Defamation and other misadventures ... So sexy, said the actress of the Chief Justice ... Daphnis dunks women in hot water ... Another (male) judge frocks-up ... Inside Madge's mouth ... Stephen Archer defamed ... David Levine strangles more English ... Justice Dean Mildren "the idiot" ... From Justinian's archive, April 22, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    Mar222015

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate

    Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore  

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    Saturday
    Mar212015

    From refugee to refugee lawyer

    The extraordinary journey of Marina Brizar ... From war torn Bosnia to refugee work in Australia ... The recipient of the LCA gong for Young Migration Lawyer of the year ... A reminder of the welcoming possibilities of Australia ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Wednesday
    Mar182015

    More distressing developments

    Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs 

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    Tuesday
    Mar172015

    Animal logic

    Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news 

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    Monday
    Mar162015

    The upward thrusting pistons of Slater & Gordon

    Giant law shop straddles the common law world like a colossus ... What comes first - the shareholders or the clients? ... Other personal injury firms under enormous pressure ... Lure of big money 

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    Sunday
    Mar152015

    Lawyers behaving badly

    Ama Somaratna reviews the latest batch of cases from the Bureau de Spank ... Litigation folly where costs overwhelm a deceased estate ... Adelaide high-flyer borrows from Peter to pay Paul ... For five years an old solicitor plied his trade without a ticket 

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    Friday
    Mar132015

    Prisoner allure 

    Nothing lasts forever ... Not even being struck off for having "personal relationships" with clients in jail ... South Australian solicitor readmitted after 11 years de-rolled ... Telling pork-pies to correctional officers ... Legal visits became improper visits 

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    Pro Rata Data Retention

    Beware: automatic recording of law lectures ... Sounds travel, particularly private ones ... Barely Legal tangles with the Canberra press reptiles on spill day ... Law making more fun in the parliamentary cauldron than in the courtroom 

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    Friday
    Mar062015

    The madness of Senator George Brandis 

    The attacks on Prof. Gillian Triggs by the prime minister and the attorney general have made her position stronger than ever ... The preposterous Gorgeous George Brandis ... Twists and turns of the job offer that wasn't an inducement ... Not since Marcus Einfeld's time has the HRC attracted such heat 

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