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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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From refugee to refugee lawyer ... The extraordinary journey of Marina Brizar ... From war torn Bosnia to refugee work in Australia ... The recipient of the LCA gong for Young Migration Lawyer of the year ... A reminder of the welcoming possibilities of Australia ... Kevin Childs reports ... 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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    Justinian Featurettes

    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 ... 


     

    Bluto and Popeye: together in the Queensland Supreme Court

    Tuesday
    Mar172015

    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 

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    Monday
    Mar162015

    The upward thrusting pistons of Slater & Gordon

    Giant law shop straddles the common law world like a colossus ... What comes first - the shareholders or the clients? ... Other personal injury firms under enormous pressure ... Lure of big money 

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    Sunday
    Mar152015

    Lawyers behaving badly

    Ama Somaratna reviews the latest batch of cases from the Bureau de Spank ... Litigation folly where costs overwhelm a deceased estate ... Adelaide high-flyer borrows from Peter to pay Paul ... For five years an old solicitor plied his trade without a ticket 

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    Friday
    Mar132015

    Prisoner allure 

    Nothing lasts forever ... Not even being struck off for having "personal relationships" with clients in jail ... South Australian solicitor readmitted after 11 years de-rolled ... Telling pork-pies to correctional officers ... Legal visits became improper visits 

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    Pro Rata Data Retention

    Beware: automatic recording of law lectures ... Sounds travel, particularly private ones ... Barely Legal tangles with the Canberra press reptiles on spill day ... Law making more fun in the parliamentary cauldron than in the courtroom 

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    Friday
    Mar062015

    The madness of Senator George Brandis 

    The attacks on Prof. Gillian Triggs by the prime minister and the attorney general have made her position stronger than ever ... The preposterous Gorgeous George Brandis ... Twists and turns of the job offer that wasn't an inducement ... Not since Marcus Einfeld's time has the HRC attracted such heat 

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    Friday
    Mar062015

    Judges in the money

    Victoria's judges get control of the money ... Courts wrenched free of the public servants ... Sword and purse ... Review of the cheesy Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities ... Yarraside Yarns 

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    Thursday
    Mar052015

    Secret plan to defenestrate NSW LRC

    NSW Department of Justice wants to hijack the staff of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission ... The commission, as we know and love it, would cease to exist ... Independent law reform reporting threatened ... LRC starved of work and withering on the vine  

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    Tuesday
    Mar032015

    The dog ate the homework

    Secretary of the Attorney General's Department loses crucial notes of conversation with Senator Brandis and Gillian Triggs ... Chris Moraitis' briefcase goes missing on world trip ... What else was in the briefcase that might pose a risk to the nation's security? ... Losing confidence ... Public Service Code of Conduct needs to be followed ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean are on the case 

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