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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 ... 

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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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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 ... 

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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 ... 



    Taxing times in Parramatta 

    Solicitor preferred paying lease fees for Merc and Beemer rather than paying his tax ... Claim that as director of an incorporated legal practice a lawyer does not have a personal obligation to pay the firm's tax bills ... Cash flow problems ... Louise Hall reports 

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    You're the tops ...

    Women atop the common law world (or at least the UK, Canada, NZ and Australian branches) ... Career paths via academia and law reform, except for Susan Kiefel, who had a harder row to hoe ... Procrustes riffles through the bios of the world's female CJs 

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    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 

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    Carnival of the animals

    The untidiness of creative lives ... Casting reputations into the fire ... Should we ignore the creative work of perverts and fiends? asks Procrustes ... (But, what's the answer? Ed.) ... Selective righteousness 

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    Farewell to the judge who shouted at another judge

    Bus conductor, shop steward, cricketer, solicitor, barrister, social justice campaigner, stirrer, judge ... Being rude to a judge is not a contempt ... Goodbye to Judge Bob Toner ... Big send-off at Balmain Town Hall 

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    Abuse from a variety of angles

    The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal struggling with the term "private parts" ... Child sex offences ... When is a female "breast" not a female breast? ... Sexualisation of children by repeat offender 

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    Porn barrister's #MeToo moment

    UPDATE. Q&A on Thursday with sexual harassment experts ... Where are the writs? ... Defamatorium ... Publisher's contra deal with law shop 

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    Bullied, bewitched and bewildered

    Tasmanian solicitor put off the tracks after failing to hand over her client file on a case before the coroner ... Strange happenings in Van Diemen's Land ... Who killed Rita Greer? ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Immersion therapy

    Filling the heads of young students with an out-and-about view of the law ... Working in groups ... ABA's expensive knees-up in Canberra ... Immaculate conception of Queensland queenies ... Christian Porter takes off his clothes 

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