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


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    Justinian Featurettes

    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 ... 


     

    Friday
    Aug142015

    Fees please

    Years of to-and-fro between tribunal and appeal court over failure to pay barrister's fee and other complaints against a NSW solicitor ... John Basten takes control and six years after the law society issued a summary reprimand, that decision is upheld ... Kate Lilly on the case 

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    Friday
    Aug142015

    "A stainless reputation for punctilious integrity"

    Ideological warrior Dyson Heydon lets his ultra-conservative credentials hang out ... Not a good look ... The varied quality of "punctilious integrity" ... Stainless commissioner stains the Royal Commission 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    A "must" read

    Timbo's last judgment as Qld CJ ... Contenders for the chief's job ... Ken Hayne's portrait 

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    Monday
    Aug102015

    Librarian's lament

    Victimisation at the NSW ODPP ... Why is Silbert's advice on Cunneen secret? ... Police bring their guns to court ... Tony Abbott on the role of the courts - the new Joh Bjelke Petersen ... Waterstreet with rough fingers 

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    Fighting the unprivileged in court

    Former AG Eric Holder goes back to big law ... Possible reward for failing to prosecute banks ... TPP will see Australian health care targeted by predatory US insurers ... New trend of prosecuting foreign "unprivileged" fighters in US civil courts ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 

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    Thursday
    Aug062015

    More serious disquiet

    Federal Court's Geoffrey Flick concerned about some of Judge Sandy Street's refugee decisions in the Federal Circuit Court  ... Judge refused extensions of time for applicants, even where the minister consented ...Flick flicks the cases to another judge ... Start again ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Tuesday
    Aug042015

    Nothing unnatural going on here

    Public hearing into the conduct of Judge Garry Neilson wraps-up ... Conduct Division of the Judicial Commission now weighing the various "punishments" ... Reeducation camp, no more sex cases,  private spanking with a wet lettuce leaf ... Emily Meller reports 

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    Monday
    Aug032015

    Judge caught in society's taboos

    NSW Judicial Commission examines conduct of District Court judge Garry Neilson ... "Mortified" that his words have been unhappily interpreted ... Putting homosexuality in the same category as incest ... The eugenics approach to criminal law ... Emily Meller reporting courtside 

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    Monday
    Aug032015

    Wonders of the law

    Case note roundup ... English High Court judge goes overboard about his missing luggage ... British Airways in the frame ... No amount of money too small for a contest of great minds ... Immunity of judges and court officers trumps free speech ... Ginger Snatch reporting  

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