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The quality of mercy knows no limits ... Timbo Carmody rejects application to strike-off solicitor who fraudulently inflated timesheets ... Still "an ethical member" of the profession ... "Status seeking" solicitor's "safety switch" is back-on ... Plus, Melbourne solicitor has no prospect of rehabilitation ... Read more ... 


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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 ... 


    Justinian's archive

    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
    Dec012015

    Chinese whispers

    Former Keddies man successfully fends off claims he breached court order to keep away from a former client ... Overcharging ... Whether Scott Roulstone had "communicated" with the client by addressing a cheque to him ... Candour and honesty ... Bar ordered to issue a trading ticket ... Some unexplained issues linger 

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    Monday
    Nov302015

    Emu roadkill in Austria

    Britain and the EU ... In or Out ... Conferenceville in Europe ... Hot-tubbing ... Hybrid nature of international arbitration ... No schnitzel for Leverhulme in Austria ... Germans preoccupied by Syrian refugees ... Hold the roast goose ... London Calling 

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    Friday
    Nov272015

    Made in the USA

    The Americans couldn't believe their luck in drawing Andrew Robb as Australia's TPP negotiator ... New war crimes swing into action ... The problem with Syrian refugees ... Judicial rewards for lawyers who dream-up dodgy advice on drones and torture ... From Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Friday
    Nov202015

    Recusal news

    A decade's worth of recusals ... Judges are taken, or take themselves, off cases where the appearance of conflicts looms too large ... Bias survey in the wake of the unsuccessful disqualification application in Dyson Heydon's case ... From Emily Meller 

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    Friday
    Nov202015

    God save the queen

    Remembrance Day 1975 ... Why didn't Gough go straight to the High Court, instead of eating a steak? ... Big field for Law Council of Australia council elections ... Trouble locating a permanent CEO for the LCA ... Soapy freezes out the Australian Law Reform Commission 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Tragic comic

    More revelations about Forbes Chambers' leading self-promoter ... Call for help to prepare newspaper article ... Promise of money and taxi fare ... Young woman disappointed to receive signed copy of autobiography ... Facebook furore 

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    Wednesday
    Nov182015

    Lawyers rule

    The Rule of Law Institute ... Transparency missing in action ... Involvement with shadowy corporate lobbyist ... The Family Office Institute ... Synchronicity of clients' business interests with agenda of the Rule of Law Institute 

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    Friday
    Nov132015

    Noel Hutley

    Freshly elected president of the NSW bar is on the couch ... Steeped in the law ... Barrister to his bootstraps ... Reading, films, music, food, regrets and refrigeration all covered ... Have we spelled his name correctly? 

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    Wednesday
    Nov112015

    Beyond the pale

    NT DPP is the law ... CLP fund raiser not prosecuted for alleged breaches of the Electoral Act ... Not in the public interest ... Prosecution of person accused of sexually abusing Aboriginal children also dropped ... Not in the public interest ... Dishing out the nollies ... Buffalo Bruce reports from Darwin

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