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    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... 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 ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Pollies huddle in Cunneen's corner

    Leaks, Latham and Levine ... NSW parliamentary committee on ICAC gets to work ... Transcript released ... Putting "free kicks and butterflies" in context ... Questions that ICAC need not answer ... Frisson on display ... Alex Mitchell ringside 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Master tacticians 

    Leverhulme looks at the work of John Freeman of Face to Face fame and Jeremy Hutchinson QC, the top trial lawyer of his time  ... Cross examining Lord Birkett and other treats ... London Calling 

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    Wednesday
    Aug192015

    Dysing with disaster

    UPDATE ... Wrinkles in the Dyson Heydon story ... Parsing the emails ... A speech lost for all time ... Pulling out of the Barwick lecture moments before the story broke ... A history of "overlooking" ... Amazements aplenty 

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    Monday
    Aug172015

    Bush lawyers are just the ticket

    The worst job market for new lawyers is in South Australia ... SA law society's ethics unit examining a new law firm that promises work and training for lawyer interns, if they pay $20,000 plus ... In the meantime, the message for new graduates is "go bush" ... Barely Legal blogs 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    Fees please

    Years of to-and-fro between tribunal and appeal court over failure to pay barrister's fee and other complaints against a NSW solicitor ... John Basten takes control and six years after the law society issued a summary reprimand, that decision is upheld ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    "A stainless reputation for punctilious integrity"

    Ideological warrior Dyson Heydon lets his ultra-conservative credentials hang out ... Not a good look ... The varied quality of "punctilious integrity" ... Stainless commissioner stains the Royal Commission 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    A "must" read

    Timbo's last judgment as Qld CJ ... Contenders for the chief's job ... Ken Hayne's portrait 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    Librarian's lament

    Victimisation at the NSW ODPP ... Why is Silbert's advice on Cunneen secret? ... Police bring their guns to court ... Tony Abbott on the role of the courts - the new Joh Bjelke Petersen ... Waterstreet with rough fingers 

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    Fighting the unprivileged in court

    Former AG Eric Holder goes back to big law ... Possible reward for failing to prosecute banks ... TPP will see Australian health care targeted by predatory US insurers ... New trend of prosecuting foreign "unprivileged" fighters in US civil courts ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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