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Vic Bar stitches-up the play for queen's counsel ... Same tired, old untested stuff in the Kellam report recommending retention of Victoria's QCs ... Claims of economic value, getting rid of "confusion" and preserving independence ... Evidence wanting ... Miracle cure for deeper ills ... Read more ... 


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Lofty thoughts from the Dyse man ... Honi Soir Qui Mal Y Pense ... Dyson Heydon on "taste", being "Australian", and the "mood" of the nation ... Transcript of Lady Di Fingleton trial reveals she is a bossy boots ... Freehills wanting its client to correct and withdraw ... Lodging tax returns is a matter of "integrity" ... Timely tax compliance by NSW barristers climbs from 56 to 97 percent ... From Justinian's archive, September 8, 2003 ... Read on ... 

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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 ... Polly Peck ... Read more ... 



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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 ... Barely Legal reports ... Read more ...

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    Viticulture in Van Diemen's land ... Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Entirely a matter for you ... "You are now to retire, as indeed should I, carefully to consider your verdict of Not Guilty." ... Reprise of the Peter Cook skit of the Jeremy Thorpe trial ... Entirely a Matter for You ... Evan Whitton, from Justinian's archive November 5, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Tuesday
    Sep012015

    Heydon and his debacle 

    Like Earl Warren, Dyson Heydon will come to regret accepting a government commission ... Sufficient evidence to support a legal finding of apprehended bias ... Sydney lawyer Graham Hryce teases out Heydon's curious reasoning 

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    Monday
    Aug312015

    Fresh contenders for silk

    Here's the 2015 list of the NSW bar n' grill's applicants for senior counsel ... 113 seeking recognition ... Only a small contingent of women with their hands up ... Here we go, again 

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    Sunday
    Aug302015

    Heydon's amazing last minute realisation

    Lingering doubts about the royal commissioner's state of mind ... Garfield Barwick lecture ... Commissioner refuses to release all documents ... We're now in cover-up mode 

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    Friday
    Aug282015

    Vic Bar stitches-up the play for queen's counsel

    Same tired, old untested stuff in the Kellam report recommending retention of Victoria's QCs ... Claims of economic value, getting rid of "confusion" and preserving independence ... Evidence wanting ... Creating a choice that isn't a choice ... Miracle cure for deeper ills 

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    Tuesday
    Aug252015

    Costly HIH fallout

    Claim that Sydney solicitor overcharged former HIH executive $700,000 ... Byzantine submissions ... HH says time to stop the skirmishing and get on with the trial ... Kate Lilly reporting 

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    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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