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NSW bar committee split on the QC question ... Unable to advise bar council on whether to ask the AG to restore briefs' favourite bauble ... Most submissions from members in favour of QC ... What next? ... Read more ...

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Lawyers and the complexity of litigation ... Access to justice includes preventing access to justice ... Reprising the Flower & Hart saga with starring role by Ian Callinan QC ... Tulkinghorn on the case ... Read more ...

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Your editor singing for his supper at the Copyright Symposium feast ... Copyright creator in a sea of copyright curators ... Speech ... Speech ... Speech ... A few wintery smiles from W. Gummow  ... Read more ...

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    "It's not for us to disprove the negative. I don't feel the need to disprove the negative about our operations." 

    Scott Morrison, Minister for Imigration and Border Protection, responding to criticism of Australia from the UNHCR that returning asylum seeker boats to Indonesia was a breach of the Refugee Convention. The Sydney Morning Herald, April 24, 2014  READ MORE >>

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    Justinian Featurettes

    The 1959 Grange Hermitage ... Barry O'Farrell undone by an indifferent wine ... Last of the "hidden" Granges, made in secret and in defiance of the Penfolds' directors ... Think '59 Grange ... Think Bill Lawrie ... Our wine man Gabriel Wendler critiques the wine at the heart of Winegate  ... Read more ... 

    Justinian's archive

    Da Mystery of the Da Vinci Code litigation ... Forgotten heros of the Sydney Institute ... Larry Adler Dinner disappoints ... A slice of history from the "Uglies" ... Queensland's fearful Bureau de Spank ... That was then ... Read more ...



    Obituary - Jack Grahame

    Jack Grahame, solicitor and tax rorter ... RIP ... Grahame led a group of Labor stalwarts who took millions out of the revenue with a dodgy sales tax avoidance scheme ... Strangely, he resented criticism of his conduct ... Tax manipulation can bring out the nasty side in people 

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    Dinner with the editor

    Last month your editor sang for his supper at the Copyright Symposium dinner at Kitchen by Mike in Rosebery ... A glittering night filled with the crown princes and princesses of the copyright caper ... Copyright creator in a sea of copyright curators ... Speech ... Speech ... Speech ... There were even a few wintery smiles from W. Gummow 

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    The cashless society 

    Living the dream ... Graduate lawyers surviving on bread and dripping ... The gap between charging money and earning money ... Barely Legal goes through her poor young lawyer routine 

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    Moving legal infallibility down the chain

    Further destabilisation and corrosion proposed for Queensland court system ... Chief Magistrate wants to limit appeals from his court ... Submission to parliamentary committee to amend the Justices Act ... Saving money ... "Freeing-up" the District Court 

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    Counsel Assisting wipe the floor 

    Counsel assisting Dyse ... Allsop in the gossip pages ... The Australian passes-off barrister's learned article on the RDA ... Tim Ellis and all Tasmania wait for verdict in driving case ... The "smart arse" tactic ... Queen Anne is dead, long-live coloured robes ... Flying Malaysian Airlines 

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    Bigot Watch

    Soapy on the free speech balustrades ... 100 flowers to bloom ... No Coalition unity ticket on amendments to Racial Discrimination Act ... AG's unique understanding of "public discussion" ... Anti-Muslin groups rally in support ... Is this a bad dream? 

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    My big fat law career

    Dining at the desk ... Health issues ... Law firm meal subsidies designed to trap lawyers at their desks ... Chronic wear and tear ... Barely Legal dedicates herself to fighting work-induced flab 

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    Lawyers squirming in the box

    No flies on Royal Commissioner Peter McClellan ... Searing examination of Catholic Church lawyers ... The Ellis case - defence at any cost ... Litigation and ethics ... Telling transcript ... The Cardinal regrets 

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    Never cross a Cossack

    Recently resigned Solicitor General Walter Sofronoff says Queensland Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie is unfit for office ... He cannot be trusted to maintain confidences so he cannot fulfil his duty as attorney general ... Bombshell letter 

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