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The Trials of Justice Murphy ... Launch of Stephen Walmsley's book The Trials of Justice Murphy ... Legal and political history ... Mixed crowd from the law, journalism and literature receive David Marr's speech in frosty silence ... Despite the jury verdict, the question remains, why did Lionel do it? ... Marr's launch speech, unexpurgated ... Read more ... 



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Almost fit and proper ... ACT admission ... Legal practitioner with list of offences and mental issues ... Artemus Jones says ACT Court of Appeal judgment is wrong in law ... Supervision regime unworkable ... Suppression of practitioner's name keeps it in-house ... Read more ... 

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    "Study law, get admitted and become the Chief Justice of Australia." 

    Prime Minister Turnbull extolling the inspiring example of Susan Kiefel at the announcement of her appointment as chief justice of the High Court. November 29, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


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    Greenway: forging ahead ... Sydney's newest chambers with bold ambitions ... Generous open spaces ... Seeking engagement with the wider world ... Feature laden fit-out ... Francis Greenway - an inspiration and a cautionary example ... Read more ... 


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    Indeminity costs for egregiousness ... Defamatorium ... Clive Palmer's lessons in how not to wage a defamation action ... Acting for himself, then switching back to lawyers ... Failure to comply with case management rules ... Delays ... Last minute attempt to reactivate his case ... Submission for judge to recuse herself ... The kitchen sink ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Friday
    Nov252016

    Struck-off, struck-on

    Guns and child porn see SA criminal lawyer banished ... Litany of professional breaches ... Plus, solicitor who didn't pass on barrister's fees struck off the jam roll by tribunal ... The Court of Appeal smiled kindly and put him back on ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    Thursday
    Nov242016

    What a relief

    Garbo held on for an hour-and-a-half before doing wee-wee in a Melbourne laneway ... Council plod nabs bin-man while passing water ... Garbage contractor worried about reputation ... Is street-side relief grounds for dismissal? ... Fair Work Commission to the rescue ... Justin Pen unbuttons the story 

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    Monday
    Nov212016

    Long shadow of lawyer's corrupt conduct

    Massive amounts of character evidence failed to help Howard Hilton regain admission ... Previous corrupt conduct would blight the legal profession's glow of honesty ... Readmission refused 30 years after being struck-off ... Insufficient evidence as to a change in character ... Andrew Bell reports 

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    Monday
    Nov212016

    Almost fit and proper

    ACT admission ... Legal practitioner with list of offences and mental issues ... Ongoing medical assessment ... Artemus Jones says ACT Court of Appeal judgment is wrong in law ... Supervision regime unworkable ... Suppression of practitioner's name keeps it in-house ... Molonglo mayhem 

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    Friday
    Nov182016

    Enemies of the People

    People ride to the rescue of the judges ... Global company cancels advertising with The Daily Mail after its attacks on the judiciary ... Politicians too scared of the media to wade into furore on behalf of the judiciary ... Corporates urged not to do business with "hate media"  

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    Tuesday
    Nov152016

    Enterprising synchronicity at the Federal Court

    Federal Court's glorified personnel manager gets inspiration from Qantas CEO Alan Joyce ... Or maybe Alan Joyce anticipated almost the same words to be used in a memo to court staff ... Copyright issue looms 

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    Tuesday
    Nov152016

    The all new ICAC, with less singing and dancing

    Megan Latham faces the sack ... Government and Labor in NSW agree on a new ICAC with three commissioners ... Public hearings at risk ... Vetting of appointments by Coalition ... Farewell Inspector Dave ... Bringing corruption investigations under political control 

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    Sunday
    Nov132016

    It's gruesome at the bottom

    The hunt for briefs ... Networking events for hungry barristers ... Telling lies to solicitors ... Junior Junior fills up on cheese balls 

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    Sunday
    Nov132016

    Mentor me

    Finishing law school is an absolute fright ... The outside world is formidable ... What is needed is a mentor ... Barely Legal has a four-point plan for good mentoring 

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