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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 ... 

    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 

    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 ... 



    The Wolf of Phillip Street

    Drugs and lawyers ... Lawyers and drugs ... Getting busted while on the roll ... The stories that 'come up' at lunch ... Don't forget the CCTV cameras ... From our baby barrister blogger, Unrobed 

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    Humans want their rights

    Queensland on high alert as human rights bandwagon starts to roll ... Eight year review of Vic's Charter of Rights calls for more teeth, less gum 

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    Moot point

    Barely Legal does his first moot and has an out-of-body realisation ... Of course, it's about the "experience" - never mind the winning ... Breathe in, breathe out ... Our student-at-law blogs 

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    Fit and proper

    Discipline & Bondage ... From Queensland to NSW, appeal judges have been scratching their noggins trying to work out what's fit and proper ... The extent to which past misconduct affects current properness ... A practitioner who, as a teenager, accessed child porn is F&P, while a solicitor who helps himself to a temporary loan from his clients' pool of cash, is not ... Emily Meller and Kate Lilly reporting 

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    Advocaat's immunity - shaken and stirred

    Advocates immunity up for review in the High Court ... Justice John Byrne challenges his mother's $17 million estate ... Carol Cunneen has her say about sister Margaret 

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    The salad days of Malcolm Turnbull

    The new prime minister's celebrated missteps and misjudgments ... Blunderbuss ... Overplaying his Costigan hand ... Trauma at Tourang ... Goldman Sachs and FAI ... Not-so-ancient history 

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    Love letters to a cat

    Love in the seventies ... A young Malcolm Turnbull warns his ex-girlfriend’s cat about the treachery of new boyfriends ... Cat asked to intercede in broken romance drama ... A Justinian exclusive ... From the archive, June 17, 2009 

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    Another birching for Sandy Street

    Federal Circuit Court judge's failure to observe procedural fairness ... Departure from binding authority ... Arguments not properly grasped ... Failure to read tendered document ... Emily Meller reports 

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    Kicking around the Calvos

    Conduct of colourful Sydney solicitor described by Justice Bergin as "quite disgraceful" ... Lawyer's evidence "unsatisfactory" ... Behaviour would cause a reasonable observer to "lose confidence in the integrity of the legal profession" ... "Breathtaking" grasp for shares in clients' company ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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