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Rent-a-quote ... Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy ... Read more ... 


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Sydney law factory ramps-up production ... University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... 50% greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Read more ... 

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    "Apart from one treacherous act of base duplicity, I enjoyed all of my time at the bar. I was lucky to start at the bar as a pupil of Griffin QC who quickly taught me three things: (a) there's nothing better in life than fees; (b) why take on only one trial brief per day if you're offered three; (c) always tell solicitors about the great victories you had achieved and never tell them about your losses."  

    Federal Circuit Court swearing-in speech by Judge Gregory Egan. February 7, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Michael Finnane QC joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull ... Read more ... 


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    Clayton Utz in workplace defo drama ... Former Clayton Utz solicitor sues the firm for defamation … Email sent at the direction of former Law Soc prez Joe Catanzariti … Partners argue that proposed amended statement of claim "seriously prejudices them" ... Justice Simpson says firm’s submission is "inapt" ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Feb232016

    Where to now with the Cunneen intercepts?

    Parliamentary ICAC committee in a quandary about Cunneen tapes ... Lawyers called in ... Damien Tudehope's sorry history of covering-up 

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    Monday
    Feb222016

    Dave Cameron's big European deal

    British PM shuttles back and forth to Brussels and Paris ... Deal to keep Britain with one foot in Europe ... Do the Poms care that much - other than having access to cheap European holidays? ... Cabinet split on June 23 vote ... Police feeding the media with dirty old man cases ... Leverhulme's London Calling 

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    Friday
    Feb192016

    Out of bounds

    Our Julian and house rules at the Ecuadorian embassy ... The Tub goes to town ... Brandis' judicial appointments policy ... Cunneen rallies support for the old empire, with help from Planet Janet 

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    Friday
    Feb192016

    Scalia - the consequential contrarian

    Nino Scalia's departure sees much of the US Supreme Court's Republican agenda thrown into doubt ... Reagan's judicial appointment was too extreme for most of his colleagues ... Author of unthinkable decisions of gun ownership, campaign funding, and the right to vote ... Originalism and distorted views on capital punishment and women ... Roger Fitch in Washington assesses Scalia's legacy 

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    Thursday
    Feb182016

    Patrick O'Sullivan

    The life and times of Patrick O'Sullivan QC ... On the Couch with the new president of the Australian Bar Association ... Issues confronting the ABA ... Where to from here? ... Adelaide or bust 

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    Tuesday
    Feb162016

    The rain never stops

    Top US law firm partners now billing at $US1,500 an hour, plus ... "Colourful" DLA Piper partner says, "We just raise them every year" ... The rise and fall of a New York rainmaker ... How many blenders does a lawyer need? 

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    Friday
    Feb122016

    The geese that cooked themselves

    Cunneen's line about the "fake" chest pains unravelling fast ... Slices of phone intercepts leaked to the media contradict NSW senior crown prosecutor ... Attempt to delay Sophia Tilley's blood test after car accident ... Desperate calls to block the release of the tapes ... Levine's report and News Corp campaign looking dreadfully unwell ... The story that keeps on giving 

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    Friday
    Feb122016

    Migratory thoughts

    While the High Court was tangling with M68's case, JD student Barely Legal was hearing submissions from fellow undergrads on the inner meaning of the Migration Act ... Justice v Law ... Purposive v Literal ... Denning v French ... Politics and law 

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    Monday
    Feb082016

    To market, to market, to buy a fat pig

    The sharemarket fizzle of Slater & Gordon and Shine ... Finding a better ambulance to chase ... What went wrong and why was it allowed to happen? ... Geoffrey Nettle the latest to express concern with the listed law firm model 

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