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Taxing times ... Solicitor preferred paying lease fees for Merc and Beemer rather than paying his tax ... Duties of a director of an incorporated legal practice ... Cash flow problems ... Louise Hall reports ... Read more ... 

Justinian Columnists

The State of the Union ... The Age of Trump ... Fears mount for the mental health of the commander-in-chief ... Tweet rants ... Corporate hucksters float to the surface ... Pillaging the national estate ... Religious "freedoms" on the rise ... Election rorting rampant ... Roger Fitch on the front line ... Read more ... 

Justinian's Bloggers

Imperilled by the Barnababy ... What's an embarassing clown like Barnaby Joyce doing as deputy prime minister of Australia? ... This sort of regressive, oafish, politician is well past his use-by date ... Artemus Jones looks at the mess the government has made of the Joyce affair and Turnbull's limited options to save himself from more ruin ... Read more ... 

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    It's like asking people when they've had food poisoning from fish whether they'd eat fish again. They always say 'no'. But within a month or so you're sitting down having barramundi with them." 

    Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explaining why he thinks the story about his affair with a younger member of his staff and associated job preferment is a passing event that will fade from public attention. Fairfax Media, February 20, 2018 ... Read more ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Concerning Champagne ... Champagne - a product as much driven by marketing and legend as by the content of the bottle ... Ten myths exploded in a new critique of the bubbly libation ... Justinian's wine man G.D. Wendler explains - just in time for Christmas ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Atanaskovic wins over-wrought billings battle ... Chang, Pistilli and Simmons – former partners of Antagonistic Heartless – go down in fight about their share of late recorded billings … Too much distrust, too little courtesy ... From our archive, March 12, 2010  ... Read more ... 



    Copy cat

    Full feds on the case ... Refugee tribunal member substantially copied previous reasons of another member, which rejected application by a Tamil asylum seeker ... Failure by RRT member to apply independent considerations ... Go back, start again 

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    Sandy Street overturned in pooch discrimination case

    Virgin Australia should have allowed "Willow" to fly ... Numerous appellable errors in disability discrimination case ... Full Feds to the rescue ... Primary judge should have paused for "reflection" ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Weasels on the march 

    Law faculty study guides are infested with weasel words and incomprehensible babble ... Law lecturers should fight back ... According to blogger Barely Legal, the law is being attacked by rotten language 

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    Uglier by the day

    UPDATE ... Increasingly rancid accusations in NSW bar election ... Utterly extraordinary campaign ... Inaccurate claims ... Latest muck from Phillip Street 

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    Idiosyncratic issues

    UPDATE ... NSW bar election bumf flies thick and fast ... Bruce McClintock claims Neutral ticket is breathtakingly hypocritical ... Michelle Painter slaps down knitting club critic ... Paul Menzies wants the return of civil juries ... Jeffrey Phillips insists his ticket is not right wing ... What to believe? 

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    The Roberts court and other mishaps

    Ten turbulent years of the Roberts court ... Gitmo travesties ... Failure of "black site" victims to get remedies ... Stealing votes ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington, reports 

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    Fullness and frankness

    Barrister does a bit of work without a ticket ... Forgets just how many jobs were involved ... Tells pork pies to the bar council ... Disgraceful ... Judge claims that practising certificates "protect the public" ... Law graduate strikes Top End admission problem as a result of a copy and paste approach to assignments ... Unintentional plagiarising ... Forgets to be full and frank ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Promises, promises

    UPDATE ... Email meltdown ... NSW briefs besieged with election claims and counter claims ... Tickets advocating "stability" and "neutrality" ... Priceless bauble at stake ... Vote early, vote often ... Roll out the bunting 

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    Assessing the true academic capacity of law students ... Consequences for professional employment ... Variations in methods of marking ... John Eldridge and Rebecca McEwen examine how best to achieve fairness and consistency 

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