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The Trials of Justice Murphy ... Launch of Stephen Walmsley's book The Trials of Justice Murphy ... Legal and political history ... Mixed crowd from the law, journalism and literature receive David Marr's speech in frosty silence ... Despite the jury verdict, the question remains, why did Lionel do it? ... Marr's launch speech, unexpurgated ... Read more ... 



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Almost fit and proper ... ACT admission ... Legal practitioner with list of offences and mental issues ... Artemus Jones says ACT Court of Appeal judgment is wrong in law ... Supervision regime unworkable ... Suppression of practitioner's name keeps it in-house ... Read more ... 

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    "Study law, get admitted and become the Chief Justice of Australia." 

    Prime Minister Turnbull extolling the inspiring example of Susan Kiefel at the announcement of her appointment as chief justice of the High Court. November 29, 2016 ... READ MORE >>


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    Greenway: forging ahead ... Sydney's newest chambers with bold ambitions ... Generous open spaces ... Seeking engagement with the wider world ... Feature laden fit-out ... Francis Greenway - an inspiration and a cautionary example ... Read more ... 


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    Indeminity costs for egregiousness ... Defamatorium ... Clive Palmer's lessons in how not to wage a defamation action ... Acting for himself, then switching back to lawyers ... Failure to comply with case management rules ... Delays ... Last minute attempt to reactivate his case ... Submission for judge to recuse herself ... The kitchen sink ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Wednesday
    Oct192016

    The Misleader-General

    Brandis trying to remember whether he got a fee discount from his AAT selection ... Grim reaper sweeps up George Masterman and former forensic medicine man ... Tickets for Sydney Grill Room elections ... Can former judges still be QCs? ... Proper finery for attendees at Melbourne jamboree ... And for High Court judges 

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    Sunday
    Oct162016

    Gleeson ahead on points, but not enough to sink Brandis

    Attorney General Brandis is likely to survive this latest manifestation of his ineptitude ... Control freak attorney general damaged ... Parliamentary committee a circus ... Solicitor General Gleeson assisted by the performance of Coalition warthogs ... Legal Services Direction faces revocation ... SNAFU 

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    Saturday
    Oct152016

    Mental as anything

    Pleb-O-Cite ... Same sex marriage ... The debate has already attracted some pretty nasty and hurtful comments ... A campaign could get quite lunar ... But media lawyer Graham Hryce argues that using the mental health argument to close off discussion is a step too far 

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    Thursday
    Oct132016

    Equine milkshakes

    Frothy concoctions for racehorses ... Trainer with priors in the milkshake department ... Winding track to Vic Appeals over 0.1 millimoles per litre above the prescribed limit of muscle relaxant ... Rounding-up ... Gold for Kev at the Schweppes Handicap ... Barry Lane is trackside  

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    Thursday
    Oct132016

    May the force be with you

    NSW Ombudsman takes aim at legislative changes to police conduct oversight regime ... New legislation lets coppers off the hook ... Limited power for Law Enforcement Conduct Commission to investigate serious misconduct and serious maladministration ... Police can determine the level of independent oversight ... Rebecca Wong reports 

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    Friday
    Oct072016

    Don't mess with Justin Gleeson

    Quite clear that attorney general George Brandis misled the parliament ... Consultations about quite different matters ... Meaning of the word "counsel" ... Meaning of the Law Officers Act ... Out-of-context and twisted selection of parts of a letter from the solicitor general ... Brandis' dishonesty  

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    Friday
    Oct072016

    Vixit update

    Fink's report on Vixit ... Discontent with Law Council's travel expenditure ... Conferenceville ... Victorian Bar wants more LCA money spent on barristers' problems ... No plan B for the Leave case ... Justin Pen reports 

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    Tuesday
    Oct042016

    The carnivorous world of litigation funding

    Litigation funder skates round non-compete agreement ... OK to reach out to former "client" but not a former "Client" ... Where Upper and lower case clash in the field of battle ... Solicitation without direct dealing ... No contempt ... Naaman Zhou reports 

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    Tuesday
    Oct042016

    Timbo Watch - latest

    Former Qld CJ running-up legal bills in defence of his reputation ... Light workload at QCAT ... Carmody does everyone a favour and bows out of contention for top tribunal job ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports 

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