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The Minus wars ... Struggle by the Australian Bar Association to keep its name to itself ... Barrister's business used a similar name ... Attempt to make barristers' service more accessible ... Long and tiring litigation ... Read more ... 

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Keeping the government safe ... Collaery prosecution ... Whistleblowing conspiracy ... Fallout from Australia's Timor Leste bugging spree ... Woodside and Alexander Downer ... Selective prosecution policy ... Canberra's long, slow dance with duplicity ... Read more ... 



Justinian's Bloggers

Uber disruption ... Unfairness of the Fairness Fund ... Ombudsman reports on administration of the taxi compensation scheme ... Rank problems revealed ... Economic difficulties facing owners and drivers ... Peach Melba's blog  ... Read more ... 

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    "I would also encourage any member with an interest in this case to be conscious of the fact that the priority must be to allow judicial processes to be conducted without commentary which could impact on the fairness and regularity of those proceedings." 

    Attorney General Christian Porter trying to hold back the tsumani of commentary about his decision to allow the prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K. June 28, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 

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    Justinian Featurettes

    Lorenzo Street's passing out parade ... Street the Stockman ... The shirt of flies ... Platypus Junction ... Street the charmer ... Friend of the press ... A legacy in law and love ... The sea and the bush ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 



    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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    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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    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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    Judge's meddling could not be cured by jury directions

    Forceful spanking of trial judges by appeal benches ... Victorian Country Court judge in trouble for over-zealous bollicking of defence counsel during criminal trials ... Trials tainted by judge's "heated conversations" with counsel ... Back to school 

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    Clive doesn't discriminate

    Racial discrimination complaint against venerable barrister thrown out ... Harvesting votes at the Queensland bar ... QC offended by Soapy's snub ... Paying for a day in the life of Mr Wolf ... Snoozing ex-judge found in Iran 

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    ICAC, afloat in a sea of leaks

    Margaret Cunneen claims ICAC is leaking to News Corp ... News Corp says ICAC is leaking to Fairfax ... Inspector Dave says he's not leaking to anyone ... Spivs and logrollers line-up for free kicks ... Get your fresh leaks here 

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    The Hammer sends papers to the Law Society

    Court finds that solicitor misled bank in loan application and made untruthful claims in his defence ... Lawyer under "significant financial pressure" ... Doctored documents ... Defendant's evidence "beggars belief" 

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    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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