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    "It would be more accurate to say, however, that if there is any circularity in the majority's reasoning [NSW Court of Appeal], it is constituted of assuming the purpose of the Act and then reasoning, as if syllogistically, that, because a meaning of 'adversely affect' limited to an adverse effect on probity is more consonant with the assumed purpose of the Act, that meaning should be preferred."   

    From the majority's reasons in ICAC v Cunneen, High Court of Australia, April 15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


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    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The rank 'n file are revolting 

    Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, better safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 

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    Monday
    Feb232015

    Plunderable matter

    When lawyers "follow the fees" where does that lead the legal system? ... The business of privately funded criminal defence lawyers ... Why lawyers swapped horses ... Tulkinghorn traces the history ... From Justinian's archive, September 10, 2008 

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    Monday
    Mar312014

    Tricks of the publishing trade

    Da Mystery of the Da Vinci Code litigation ... Larry Adler Dinner disappoints ... A slice of history from the "Uglies" ... Queensland's fearful Bureau de Spank ... That was then ... From Justinian's archive, April 2006

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    Monday
    Mar172014

    Lap dancing in court

    Girls in court ... The US Supreme Court may have had a deflating effect on Anna Nicole Smith's allure, however in London the Court of Appeal was skittish over one of the lasses from Tottenham Court Road's Spearmint Rhino Club ... Murky payments ... Shenanigans ... From Justinian's archive, March 2006  

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    Monday
    Feb242014

    Lord Eldon goes Nuttall

    Lord Eldon's caustic opinion for a former state government minister ... Adjectives flow thick and fast as the great silk compares barristers' relative positions and status ... From Justinian's archive ... Sir Terence O'Rort reporting in February 2006 

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    Sunday
    Dec012013

    Love letters

    Schmaltzy "love" letters ... David Flint and Alan Jones oozing admiration from every pore ... Cringeworthy correspondence that Flint failed to reveal when he was chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority, later to inquire into Jones' role in the Cash for Comment scandal ... From Justinian's archive August 2004 

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    Monday
    Nov042013

    Flattery aside

    Remembering the Rimmer affair ... Federal magistrate in Brisbane copies slabs of reasons from a judgment written by a colleague in Melbourne ... Synchronicity or plagiarism? ... Federal magistrates overworked, tired, sick, bothered & bewildered ... Ginger Snatch investigates ... From Justinian's archive, March 2006

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    Friday
    Oct112013

    Triumph in the tropics

    Stuart (Keys) Littlemore's adventures in PNG ... You are a conman ... No, you are a conman ... Parliamentary privilege at stake ... Gripping cross-examination at commission of inquiry ... From Justinian's archive, April 2003

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    Tuesday
    Oct012013

    Fire away

    Musing about how law firms handled the GFC ... That was then ... Interesting comparison with crisis of now ... From Justinian's archive ... August 2009 

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    Friday
    Sep062013

    Where has the dignity gone? 

    Advertising for judges and the dignity of the bench ... Magistrates' status on the up-and-up ... Federal Court's Melbourne marketing blitz ... Privilege tussle over Sydney bar's Stephen Archer documents ... Grief sweeps VicBar over Faris' resignation ... From Justinian's archive, October 2007

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