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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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High Court muddles advocates immunity ... Immunity survives on High Court's flawed reasoning ... "Finality" not a compelling proposition - particularly when the court allows negligence claims against lawyers in some litigation-related circumstances ... Artemus Jones despairs ... 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 ... 


    Justinian's archive

    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 ... 


     


    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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    Friday
    Apr012016

    Prayers to St Anthony

    Inspector Dave getting into the ganja ... Too many inquiries upsetting for the cabinet secretary ... Latest on the Sinodinos saga ... Piling up the falsehoods 

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    Thursday
    Mar312016

    Liberals caught in the wringer after washing the money

    Arfur (Daley) Sinodinos knows nuffin' ... Exculpatory evidence missing in action ... SharriLaw ... Liberals tried to wriggle off ICAC's hook, only to be caught by Keith Mason at the Electoral Commission ... Rorts of the Free Enterprise Foundation 

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    Wednesday
    Mar232016

    French CJ to bow out early

    No more cases for the CJ after the end of this year ... Appointing a successor ... Proroguing parliament for an unusual reason ... Government seeking to takeover senate agenda ... Everything perfectly normal, says Bookshelves Brandis  

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    Tuesday
    Mar222016

    Late for the list

    Six months in ... 40 years to go ... Junior Junior reviews her first tentative steps towards wigged glory ... Dress notes ... Prospects of starvation 

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    Monday
    Mar212016

    The piñata nominee

    Merrick Garland, the most conservative judicial candidate available to Obama ... With Scalia no longer on the US Supreme Court, big business rushes to settle class actions ... Republicans game the elections ... No photo ID, no vote ... Australia naïvely expects good things to come from US concocted trade deals ... Roger Fitch in Washington on the beat 

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    Sunday
    Mar202016

    Petty sessions

    Barrister's defamation case becomes a car crash ... Range Rover scraped by barrister's garage door ... Email to neighbours complaining about barrister's behaviour ... Jury goes for the truth defence 

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