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Adelaide courts strangles by stardust ... Desperately needed new court complex for Adelaide scrapped in favour of bread and circuses ... PPP for justice not delivering value for money ... Judges and lawyers labour in Dickensian shame ... Read more ... 


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Former Commonwealth attack dog makes good ... Procrustes roams the waterfront ... Lifestyle choices ... Gushes of enthusiasm greet Michelle Gordon's appointment ... Brandis blinkered, again ... Banana Benders impasse ... Memories of Julian Salomons and Albert Piddington ... Read more ...

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    "The decision could have wide-reaching ramifications for past decisions made by ICAC as well as current and future investigations, according to University of New South Wales associate of law Gabrielle Appleby."  

    Guardian Australia, reporting on the High Court decision in ICAC v Cunneen, April 15, 2015

    "Dr Gabrielle Appleby from the UNSW Law School told Lawyers Weekly many important cases will not be affected by last week's decision." 

    Lawyers Weekly, reporting on the High Court decision in ICAC v Cunneen, April 22, 1015 

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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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    Justinian's archive

    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Saturday
    Mar212015

    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 

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    Wednesday
    Mar182015

    More distressing developments

    Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs 

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    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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