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Justinian's minute-by-minute coverage of the 2016 federal election, with special focus on law and justice policies from the main political players ... So far the excitement from the Liberals, Labor and the Greens has been dialled to low ... Read more ... 

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Labor lawyers now working for the banks ... What if Slater & Gordon had not floated ... The downside of going public ... Restructuring already underway ... Litigation defendants seizing on S&G's vulnerability ... Read more ... 



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Second-hand hearsay ... Stories from the depths ... Café life for Junior Junior as she soaks up the tittle-tattle and innuendo ... Channelling F.E. Smith, Birkett and Marshall Hall ... The story must be true if told by another barrister ... Read more ... 

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    Sins of omission ... DPP brings tax case against eccentric barrister Cliff Pannam QC, then gives character evidence for him at bureau de spank ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Let the heady days of September 1991 be a salutary reminder to all of us ... Read more ... 


     

    Sunday
    May012016

    Shakespeare on refugees

    Shakespeare had some fine things to offer politicians and judges on refugees and how to treat them ... Procrustes says it should be compulsory for ministers of the crown to read Measure For Measure ... More bribes on the way for PNG following the Supreme Court decision on the Manus Island detention centre 

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    Friday
    Apr292016

    Chest-beating from Macquarie Street's new lawn-order man

    Draconian legislation in NSW to combat "serious" crime ... British equivalent extends its reach to trivial offences ... NSW's law and justice policies being run by the police ... Liberal MP, Henskens SC, defends police state measures and criticises the bar for speaking out ... Ill-informed political attack 

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    Wednesday
    Apr272016

    British exports

    Global divorce funder heading Down Under ... while British commercial law shops are hauling offshore loot back to London 

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    Monday
    Apr252016

    Trials and tribulations

    Waterstreet dips in and out ... NSW's land titles registry on the block ... Law & Justice Foundation being starved to death ... Another trial for David Eastman

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Bar shtum on leaks

    Geoffrey Watson SC hung out to dry ... Inside information about NSW bar's disciplinary process leaked to the press ... Counsel assisting chewed-up in ongoing News Corp war against ICAC 

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Sleep overs

    Scerri stuff ... Yarraside Supremo rebukes lawyers in over-egged intestacy case ... Costs outrun the issues ... Barrister contradicts himself ... Lawyers sent to the Bureau de Spank ... Seb Tonkin courtside  

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    Monday
    Apr182016

    Crowning moments

    Crown Law in Bananaland cannot act in industrial dispute against two of its employees ... Acting as a self-represented litigant against its own staff ... Everything happy at Crown Law ... Lack of systems to handle conflict ... Seb Tonkin reports 

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    Monday
    Apr182016

    Labor lawyers now working for the banks

    What if Slater & Gordon had not floated ... The downside of going public ... Restructuring already underway ... Litigation defendants seizing on S&G's vulnerability 

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    Saturday
    Apr162016

    Never say die

    After 30 years of litigation Wentworth v Rogers lives on ... Another round in the country's longest running courtroom drama ... Costs awarded to Katherine Wentworth for 1985 damages action against her former husband 

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