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    Preselection application of Andrew Hastie, Liberal candidate for the Canning by-election. Australian Financial Review, August 23, 2015 ... 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 ... 

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    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 ... 


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    We are currently migrating all articles from the old Justinian archive over to our new website. This process will be completed within the next few months. To search our new archive please use the dedicated search feature on the left. This will limit your search to archived material.  


    House of cards

    REVISED ... Election outcome ... Major parties bereft of ideas and inspiration ... Independents fill the void ... Will the Governor General draw constitutional inspiration from Jolly John Kerr? ... Polly Peck's special insights

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    When Soapy came to town

    From Justinian's archive ... It's August 12, 2010, nine days before the federal election ... Soapy Brandis is being hosted at Beppis by a bevvy of Sydney silks ... Law 'n' Justice policies thin on the ground ... Strange issues emerge in the campaign for Wentworth ... Here we go again ... Insight into the barrenness of the upcoming 2013 poll 

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    Lord Eldon's family tree

    The tree of man … Ancient fight over fig tree on Eldons’ estate not over yet … Further appeals to get unimproved land value of Ascot spread reduced to almost zero … Stellar court room showing by Eldon patriarch … Sir Terence O’Rort reports

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    Of grease and tears and judges

    MasterChef and its lawyer cooks … A round or two with Dyson Heydon is excellent training for plating-up to George, Gary and Matt … Leaving the brulée off the crème would be akin to omitting the vitals of a contract … Vicki Mole blogs

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    Estcourt on Web 2

    Stephen Estcourt QC, foodie, blogger and social media fiend, reveals how Web 2 has expanded his life and work … #willingnesstohelp

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    I feel the need, the need for speed

    Pious Cant Esq in Tokyo reveals his ePersonality Disorder … Too much dopamine-squirting from internet and social media hyper-activity … Decreased empathy is the only way to survive in Big Law … Being detached and disconnected while simultaneously being plugged-in and connected


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    The pretenders

    Fresh crop of penguins graduate from bar practice course in Sydney … Early training to defend the untenable … Drinkers, gossipers, opiners, whippersnappers and obsessives released into the community … Our blogger Fledgling reports

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    Land of the rising bum

    Pious Cant, trapped at Big Law in Tokyo, examines frottage brought on by the excitement of high-end economic activity … Making obscene amounts of money increases the libidinous quotient … The BBC is to blame

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    It's better to self-prune than to blow away

    Life at Big Law in Japan has parallels with the chimera of the cherry blossoms … All very delicate … Awkward questions take hold in the middle of the night … You’ve arrived on Sugar Mountain, so why the thoughts of kamikaze?

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    The Milky Way

    A failed milk empire … When a Chinese mainland enterprise registered in The Caymans goes bust the Enterprise Bankruptcy Lawis not much help to investors … Things looking better for creditors of Virgin Islands based Chinese businesses … Still, Honkers remains the pre-eminent financial centre in the region … Percy Lo-kit Chan reports

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