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Animal logic ... Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news ... Read more ... 


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    "Palazzo Ducale - it's an Italian restaurant in an elite palace, an ornate mansion, with an old rococo-style interior. It's one of my favourite areas on the Bulvar, the 19th century boulevard around the heart of old Moscow. The clientele is a combination of connected plutocrats, their hangers-on, families, and their girlfriends, who are stunning Russian models. There are always big black Mercedes and Bentleys parked outside. Once I was asked to chose the wine and was told by my host that the one I chose was not expensive enough. He sent it back."  

    John Denton, chief executive of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and former diplomat, with his insider's guide to Moscow. Weekend Financial Review, March 14-15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    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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    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 ... Read more ... 


     

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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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    Wednesday
    Aug282013

    Jottings from the edge 

    From Supreme Court to Mental Health Tribunal - Greg James turns up trumps … Cole Board's funny side … AWB's kind offer to get witnesses "inside the tent" ... Spiggsy and Bubba lunge for the sandwiches … The Blake prize for arty comments ... From Justinian's archive February 2006 

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