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Trumpism hits the law of contract ... Blustering letters from the other side ... Ramped-up outrage ... No more yelling "snap" ... Sacrosanct clause in contract written by PR people ... Irrelevant aspirations ... Dorothy rapped on the knuckles ... Read more ... 

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    "What we are attempting to achieve here is not the abolition of any court, but the merging of two courts ... so we can get the best practice consistently applied to all family law matters ..."

    Attorney General Christian Porter on his federal courts reform, which will see an end to the Family Court of Australia and a Federal Circuit Court approach to all family law cases. The Australian, August 17, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Life of Clive ... Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Delirious news for lawyers and the hoi polloi ... Evan Whitton ... The first step for the Academy of Law is to uncover why lawyers are doomed to be unloved ... A missing staple comes as a reminder that process trumps truth ... From Justinian's archive, July 16, 2007 ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    Apr192015

    Former Commonwealth attack dog makes good 

    Procrustes roams the waterfront ... Lifestyle choices ... Gushes of enthusiasm greet Michelle Gordon's appointment ... Brandis blinkered, again ... Banana Benders impasse ... Memories of Julian Salomons and Albert Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan 

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Hard work is its own dividend 

    DPP in search of a "dynamic and realistic" direction ... Rude signage upset crowns ... Morgan Ryan sues over He Who Must Be Obeid ... The "Little Mate", aged 95, wants an expedited hearing  

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Out of character 

    The NSW bar has complained about attacks on character referees for a convicted rapist ... Minister condemns references as "appalling" ... A rerun of the Patrick Power case ... Contempt ... Sticking-up for the offender versus sticking-up for the victim 

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk 

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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    Adelaide courts strangled by stardust 

    Desperately needed new court complex for Adelaide scrapped in favour of bread and circuses ... PPP for justice not delivering value for money ... Judges and lawyers labour in Dickensian shame 

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    Thursday
    Apr092015

    The mystery of the "missing" briefcase 

    Attorney General's Department now says Chris Moraitis briefcase has not been lost ... Where are the notes about the Triggs job offer? ... FOI request for details turned down, with the department saying it is too busy with pressing duties 

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    Monday
    Apr062015

    Miss Goody Two-Shoes 

    Gabrielle Upton is the new attorney general for NSW ... A well-pressed and well-ordered product of the Brigidine nuns ... Backed by some big guns in the Liberal Party, her rise in politics has been swift ... Alex Mitchell traces her journey through corporate law, investment banking, New York, and ultimately to the frontbench of the bearpit 

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    Thursday
    Apr022015

    NT bar president in botched legal strategy

    NT Supreme Court hands down judgment in which the president of the NT bar association is accused of sanctioning false statements to a commission of inquiry ... Politics Darwin style ... Tactics backfire badly in an attempt to ignore political inquiry into former government ... Buffalo Bruce reports 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    The Bluto files

    Fallout from Carmody CJ's missive to the Queensland legal trade ... Failure to nail the criticism ... Bar straddling a barbed wire fence 

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