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Further unintelligible conundrums ... Gerard Baden-Clay tried a new angle on appeal ... The Qld Court of Appeal swallowed it ... The High Court didn't ... Lingering shadows of R v Kear ... Multiple case concepts ... Allowing an accused two bites of the cherry ... Read more ... 



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The five phases of law firm fresherdom ... Barely Legal in a legal workplace ... The pattern of behaviour that faces inductees ... Repetition and application ... Respect beckons ... Read more ... 

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    "This is so close now you can touch it."

    Attorney General George Brandis trying to persuade the Oppisition to support legislation for the same sex marriage plebiscite. September 14, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    David Lemmings ... On The Couch with Professor David Lemmings ... Exploring the life and times of the English bar in the eighteenth century ... He has also studied the early role of the press in reporting criminal trials and the part it played in forming public opinion about justice and the courts ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Yeldham - cracks and crevices ... Remember NSW Supreme Court Justice David Yeldham? ... The powers-that-be knew of his activities in the railway toilets of the underground, but looked the other way … From Justinian's hard copy archive, September 1997 ... Read more ... 


     

    Thursday
    Sep082016

    Vixit sees the rise of a new Boris

    Victorian bar council plotting to pull out of the Law Council of Australia ... Gentle academic enters the Phillip Street hornets' nest ... Timbo Carmody in Brisbane ethics fest 

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    Thursday
    Sep082016

    Brandis' disclosure phobia

    Full Federal Court decision in Brandis v Dreyfus FOI case explained by Alexi Polden ... Brandis said it is a matter of principle to explore the "proper application" of the FOI Act ... However, his case varied between the tribunal and the court ... Full Feds not impressed with AG's case 

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    Wednesday
    Sep072016

    Investigation into prosecution conduct at murder trial

    Murder conviction quashed ... Acquittal verdict by CCA in the case of a refugee where vital evidence was not disclosed at trial by the prosecution ... DPP orders an investigation into prosecution failures ... Justin Pen reports from ringside 

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    Tuesday
    Sep062016

    A (Senior) Policeperson's Lot is not an 'Appy One

    Rebuke for top coppers over failure to direct proceedings at Lindt Café siege is overblown and misplaced ... Different objectives for police and standing armies ... Arresting constables and the common law ... Family connections in South Australia's silk trade ... Procrustes offers a wine tip 

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    Sunday
    Sep042016

    Jockeying for silk in Queensland

    QC season underway in Qld as barristers rush for royal bling ... Sadly, the Queens Counsel bauble has failed to lift business at the Brisneyland bar  

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    Tuesday
    Aug302016

    Poms take the online English Reports back to the bosom

    Talk about disruption ... Council of Law Reporting sends divorce papers to LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for publication in Australia, Canada, NZ and USA ... The old law publishing world coming apart ... End of the oligopoly in sight 

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    Monday
    Aug292016

    A trifle made with chips

    Deaf man and pregnant wife denied sign language interpreter ... Sandy Street dismisses disability discrimination application ... Birth of a child equated to "buying a bag of chips"... Full Feds take action and overturn the decision on all grounds ... Judge's language gives rise to apprehensions of bias ... Naaman Zhou reports from ringside 

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    Monday
    Aug292016

    Inside Tom Hughes' defamation machine

    In his heyday, Tom Hughes QC had a flourishing defamation practice ... Big publishers and broadcasters ... Celebrities and sportsmen ... Trips to the Privy Council ... All attended by Hughes' trademark flourishes, piercing glares and withering cross-examination ... Ian Hancock in his biography of the great brief delves into Hughes' personal diary for some up close comments on cases, clients, judges and other barristers ... Defamatorium 

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    Wednesday
    Aug242016

    Crack open the ginger beer

    Paisley snail case ... Barristers get points for rewiring their cells ... Broadspectrum chair brings more than business acumen to HDY 

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