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The electorate needs to concentrate on camps ... Just as Labor candidates are breaking ranks on asylum policy, Burnside launches a new book on offshore detention ... Former appeals judge Stephen Charles says Manus and Nauru are "concentration camps" ... Madeline Gleeson examines what happens to refugees when they are out of sight, out of mind ... Read more ... 



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That's not funny ... Appearing before the gods of the bench ... Dire warning about flippancy in court ... Correctly reading the judicial temperament ... Traps for young players ... Junior Junior on adjournment techniques ... Read more ... 

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    Where's Gorgeous George? ... Woe is Launceston ... AFP puts its foot in it ... LGBTI policy ... Trying to out-rainbow the Greens ... Safe Schools safe under Labor ... But churches can continue to discriminate ... Legal aid funding and celebrity endorsements ... Read more ... 


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    Sins of omission ... DPP brings tax case against eccentric barrister Cliff Pannam QC, then gives character evidence for him at bureau de spank ... From Justinian's bulging archive ... Let the heady days of September 1991 be a salutary reminder to all of us ... Read more ... 


     

     

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    Monday
    Apr182016

    Crowning moments

    Crown Law in Bananaland cannot act in industrial dispute against two of its employees ... Acting as a self-represented litigant against its own staff ... Everything happy at Crown Law ... Lack of systems to handle conflict ... Seb Tonkin reports 

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    Monday
    Apr182016

    Labor lawyers now working for the banks

    What if Slater & Gordon had not floated ... The downside of going public ... Restructuring already underway ... Litigation defendants seizing on S&G's vulnerability 

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    Saturday
    Apr162016

    Never say die

    After 30 years of litigation Wentworth v Rogers lives on ... Another round in the country's longest running courtroom drama ... Costs awarded to Katherine Wentworth for 1985 damages action against her former husband 

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    Thursday
    Apr142016

    Trauma on the Torrens

    South Australia - appointing auxiliary judges was the chief justice's idea ... Judicial appointments on the cheap ... Bar n' Grill up in arms ... AG looking to merge trial divisions of the Supreme and District courts ... Money, money, money 

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    Wednesday
    Apr132016

    Second-hand hearsay

    Stories from the depths ... Café life for Junior Junior as she soaks up the tittle-tattle and innuendo ... Channelling F.E. Smith, Birkett and Marshall Hall ... The story must be true if told by another barrister 

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    Friday
    Apr082016

    It's bananas in Brisneyland

    Death rattle of the Carmody story ... Secretly recorded CJ rant back in the news as Sgt Plod called in to investigate senior judge administrator ... No need for Justice Byrne to pack his toothbrush 

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    Tuesday
    Apr052016

    Returning to class

    The law is riddled with classy types, yet class is rarely mentioned ... A taboo topic at law school ... Law and privilege go hand in hand ... Barely Legal wants to talk about it because it could be affecting his legal education 

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    Tuesday
    Apr052016

    Lawyer hit with damages of $20 for underquoting costs

    Because of mounting tax problems solicitor keen to secure business by giving a misleading costs estimate to a client ... Unsuccessful in the Land and Environment Court ... Nominal damages because the client benefited from the expense of the litigation in subsequently getting ministerial approval for a quarry ... No reliance on doubtful estimates of costs ... Hannah Ryan catches the action 

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    Monday
    Apr042016

    Do nothing and win immunity

    McKellar's Miscellany of Mishaps ... Advocates immunity gets a workout in the High Court, while in the VicSupremes lawyers get immunity for not defending an application to wind-up a solvent client ... Work done out of court and its affect on the case in court ... Kate Lilly is courtside 

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