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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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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 ... 


     

    Monday
    Aug032015

    Judge caught in society's taboos

    NSW Judicial Commission examines conduct of District Court judge Garry Neilson ... "Mortified" that his words have been unhappily interpreted ... Putting homosexuality in the same category as incest ... The eugenics approach to criminal law ... Emily Meller reporting courtside 

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    Monday
    Aug032015

    Wonders of the law

    Case note roundup ... English High Court judge goes overboard about his missing luggage ... British Airways in the frame ... No amount of money too small for a contest of great minds ... Immunity of judges and court officers trumps free speech ... Ginger Snatch reporting  

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    Friday
    Jul312015

    Southwood Ho

    The Stella Maris fallout continues ... NT Supremo says there's no apprehended bias in his hearing a costs case where his wife has been privy to details of the defendant's evidence and strategy ... Judge insists his wife is detached ... Lay observer would not think a married couple would talk about matters in dereliction of their obligations 

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    Tuesday
    Jul282015

    Clutz required to do the splits

    Split trial for Dale v Clayton Utz ... Former partner suing firm for breach of contract ... Yarraside Appeals says Chris Dale has privilege against self-incrimination ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Monday
    Jul272015

    The bold and the bashful

    Unveiling Unrobed ... New baby barrister blogs for Justinian ... Fresh faced shockers ... Diamond sugar daddy on the prowl 

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    Sunday
    Jul262015

    Court fees and the diversity impact

    Wimmin enraged by prominent men ... UK government wants to crank another £48 million out of court fees ... British Labor Party reverts to old ways ... Leverhulme's London Calling 

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    Friday
    Jul242015

    Those hazy, crazy days at law school

    Bronwyn Bishop - law student ... Conflicting explanations for academic lapses ... Unfortunate details about failed subjects from David Leser's biography,  A Woman in Pursuit of Power 

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    Thursday
    Jul232015

    Bell that cat

    Real estate news - Bell sells ... Recycling the College of Law and old Sydney law buildings ... Bookwork - law librarian movements ... Celebrity report - more news about Charles Waterstreet  

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    Tuesday
    Jul212015

    Nothing turgid here

    Much to lean from a Canadian judge whose work sparkles ... Litigants and witnesses mercilessly sprayed in delicious asides ... We should have more of it 

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