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    "[Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests] volunteered that they felt at peace with themselves after being listened to by Peter O'Callaghan. As Commissioner, Peter achieved a unique thing – in [Václav] Havel's words he helped countless people 'orient their spirit' and gave them the certainty that their lives made sense Peter gave them hope just as it is described by Havel."

    Former High Court judge Susan Crennan at the unveiling of the portrait of Melbourne barrister Peter O'Callagan QC who ran Archbishop Pell's Melbourne Response to sexual abuse by priests. The Royal Commission reported that he failed to report criminal offences to the police. September 26, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    Whitelocke on Lawmanship ... Beguiling pastiche of barristerial posturing ... The importance of looking the part ... The Velvet Salamander transforms into the Silver Canetoad ... James Hutton reviews Bullstrode Whitelocke’s essential text for advocates ... From Justinian's archive, July 13, 2010 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Sunday
    Aug302015

    Heydon's amazing last minute realisation

    Lingering doubts about the royal commissioner's state of mind ... Garfield Barwick lecture ... Commissioner refuses to release all documents ... We're now in cover-up mode 

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    Friday
    Aug282015

    Vic Bar stitches-up the play for queen's counsel

    Same tired, old untested stuff in the Kellam report recommending retention of Victoria's QCs ... Claims of economic value, getting rid of "confusion" and preserving independence ... Evidence wanting ... Creating a choice that isn't a choice ... Miracle cure for deeper ills 

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Costly HIH fallout

    Claim that Sydney solicitor overcharged former HIH executive $700,000 ... Byzantine submissions ... HH says time to stop the skirmishing and get on with the trial ... Kate Lilly reporting 

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Pollies huddle in Cunneen's corner

    Leaks, Latham and Levine ... NSW parliamentary committee on ICAC gets to work ... Transcript released ... Putting "free kicks and butterflies" in context ... Questions that ICAC need not answer ... Frisson on display ... Alex Mitchell ringside 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Master tacticians 

    Leverhulme looks at the work of John Freeman of Face to Face fame and Jeremy Hutchinson QC, the top trial lawyer of his time  ... Cross examining Lord Birkett and other treats ... London Calling 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Dysing with disaster

    UPDATE ... Wrinkles in the Dyson Heydon story ... Parsing the emails ... A speech lost for all time ... Pulling out of the Barwick lecture moments before the story broke ... A history of "overlooking" ... Amazements aplenty 

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    Monday
    Aug172015

    Bush lawyers are just the ticket

    The worst job market for new lawyers is in South Australia ... SA law society's ethics unit examining a new law firm that promises work and training for lawyer interns, if they pay $20,000 plus ... In the meantime, the message for new graduates is "go bush" ... Barely Legal blogs 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    Fees please

    Years of to-and-fro between tribunal and appeal court over failure to pay barrister's fee and other complaints against a NSW solicitor ... John Basten takes control and six years after the law society issued a summary reprimand, that decision is upheld ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    "A stainless reputation for punctilious integrity"

    Ideological warrior Dyson Heydon lets his ultra-conservative credentials hang out ... Not a good look ... The varied quality of "punctilious integrity" ... Stainless commissioner stains the Royal Commission 

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