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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 ... 

Justinian Columnists

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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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 ... 

Justinian's Bloggers

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 … 

    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 ... 



    Supreme Court judge goes to court 

    The Map of Tasmania ... Justice Wood sues over super scheme complexity ... Looking for judges ... In a wink ... New ale honours the Ed. 

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    Trying to be civil

    More juries, please ... NSW barristers seek to shift control of personal injury trials away from judges ... Claims that civil trials with juries are cheaper and quicker ... More research needed ... Campaign underway with luminaries in support ... Turning back the clock ... For and against 

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    The bouncing Czech

    Melbourne solicitor admits to being in contempt of court for warning client's family to avoid process server ... However, not liable for "disparaging" the court ... Transfer of European properties in defiance of Yarraside court orders ... Scandalisation ... Consideration of contumacious and contumelious conduct 

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    History of two legal systems - timeline

    Evan Whitton's unique history of the law and its development ... Common law and European law ... Evolution of the inquisitorial and adversarial systems ... 2700 BC to the present day 

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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