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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 Costs judgment withdrawn ...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 … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Jan272015

    The triumph of gross overcharging

    Failure of the system ... Legal Services Commissioner, Law Society and Supreme Court asleep at the wheel ... Professional standards adrift ... Public protection out in the cold 

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    Friday
    Jan232015

    The torture chronicles

    Splendid properties and the good life for the CIA's leading torturers ... Rectal rehydration deemed a normal medical procedure ... Feinstein report conveniently colour coded countries that hosted torture camps ... Blue, Black, Violet and Green ... Life at the Salt Pit ... Roger Fitch files from Washington  

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Bar wants to protect the public from Roulstone 

    Former Keddies' partner Scott Roulstone hammering on the door of the NSW bar council for a ticket ... Bar says there are unresolved issues ... Decision pending in NSW Supremes  

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    Monday
    Jan192015

    News Desk special

    Angelic death notices from the bar ... Soapy slips on FOI changes ... Unusual interlocutory costs order for Chris Dale ... Judge ticks off Abbott in letters' page ... Knock About's festive salute to the coppers  

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    Friday
    Jan162015

    Satire still intact 

    The Aussie version of the Tea Party is out in force, again, on free speech and the need to defenestrate s.18C ... Fallout from Charlie Hebdo ... Freedom Boy must have forgotten the Bropho case, if he ever knew about it in the first place ... Procrustes says Bin Laden should have studied Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party 

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Gagging the lawyers

    Queensland's Newman government sails into the election with its ideological agenda intact ... Community legal centres to lose funding if they speak out on government policy ... Throttling the voice of the vulnerable ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean comment 

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    Monday
    Jan122015

    Best of the worst

    2014's proudest moments for lawyers and the law ... The mesmerising performance of Bookshelves Brandis ... The inquisitorial system's manifold distractions ... Top End Lawn Order ... Defamatorium ... Ashby, Assange, Whitlam, ASIO, and more ... Theodora's wrap of the year  

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    Monday
    Apr042011

    The case that "brought defamation into contempt"

    Bristow v Adams likely to see costs application against plaintiff's solicitor ... Litigation that should never have commenced ... Backyarder to end all backyarders ... Horror case ... Defamatorium 

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