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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 ... 



    Farewell to the judge who shouted at another judge

    Bus conductor, shop steward, cricketer, solicitor, barrister, social justice campaigner, stirrer, judge ... Being rude to a judge is not a contempt ... Goodbye to Judge Bob Toner ... Big send-off at Balmain Town Hall 

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    Abuse from a variety of angles

    The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal struggling with the term "private parts" ... Child sex offences ... When is a female "breast" not a female breast? ... Sexualisation of children by repeat offender 

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    Porn barrister's #MeToo moment

    UPDATE. Q&A on Thursday with sexual harassment experts ... Where are the writs? ... Defamatorium ... Publisher's contra deal with law shop 

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    Bullied, bewitched and bewildered

    Tasmanian solicitor put off the tracks after failing to hand over her client file on a case before the coroner ... Strange happenings in Van Diemen's Land ... Who killed Rita Greer? ... Nick Bonyhady reports 

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    Immersion therapy

    Filling the heads of young students with an out-and-about view of the law ... Working in groups ... ABA's expensive knees-up in Canberra ... Immaculate conception of Queensland queenies ... Christian Porter takes off his clothes 

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    Getting a Borching

    Crocodile obsessed Top End tabloid skewers a judicial reptile ... Judge Greg Borchers and bullying from the bench ... Scoops aplenty as the tribe tries to close ranks ... From Buffalo Bruce 

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    Choo-Choo: the trains stay on track

    Industrial bulletin ... Behind the scenes as the Fair Work Commission comes to grips with the threatened Sydney train strike ... Michael Harmer and the harm to his law firm ... Anxious school children made more anxious if train drivers didn't turn up for work ... Loose arguments aplenty ... Ryan Hunter on the case 

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    In a post-Tedeschi world

    NSW bar forces senior crown prosecutor to backtrack on directive about the conduct of trials and sentencing hearings ... Documents leaked ... A prosecutor's duty ... Telegraph misreporting ... Law n' Order beat-up ... Resignation 

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    NSW Government Gazette

    NSW government expenditure on lawyers ... Production of new legislation slows ... Keeping shtum on the Suspect Target Management Plan ... AG and bar in barney over criminal trial delays ... Lies, damned lies and statistics 

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