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Master tacticians ... Leverhulme looks at the work of two high achieving, yet modest men ... John Freeman of Face to Face fame and Jeremy Hutchinson QC, the top trial lawyer of his time  ... Cross examining Lord Birkett and other treats ... London Calling ... Read more ... 



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    Justinian Featurettes

    Viticulture in Van Diemen's land ... Lawyers and the grape ... Guy Green and William Cox - Tasmania's vine growing chief justices, who managed not to produce any wine ... Gabriel Wendler reviews a painstaking history of Tasmanian wine ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Entirely a matter for you ... "You are now to retire, as indeed should I, carefully to consider your verdict of Not Guilty." ... Reprise of the Peter Cook skit of the Jeremy Thorpe trial ... Entirely a Matter for You ... Evan Whitton, from Justinian's archive November 5, 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    Jul102015

    Obeid boyos find their front feet

    Action against ICAC ... Misfeasance in public office ... Claims that ICAC fitted-up the Obeid boys ... Geoffrey Watson SC waved his finger and interrupted 

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    Friday
    Jul102015

    The Curse of Justinian strikes again

    Doom ... Silver Tray gets the sack and a basket of fruit ... The latest victim of a dreadful curse that blights the life of those who cross swords with Justinian 

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    Thursday
    Jul092015

    Sayonara Timbo

    Tim Carmody passes into the sunset ... Not even the hacks at The Bowen Hills Bugle could save him ... The folly of an overtly political judicial appointment ... Who's next for CJ? 

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    Tuesday
    Jul072015

    Superior legal creatures

    QC or not to QC ... That is the question before former Yarraside judge Murray Kellam ... The findings are unlikely to surprise ... Most want to keep the sacred trinket ... However, some call for the scrapping of the entire silk system 

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    Friday
    Jul032015

    News from The Map

    Uncle Erich's back ... Souvenir clocks and watches flood the Hobart legal market ... Legal aid gets a bollicking while the former director picks up a gong 

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    Tuesday
    Jun302015

    The Sepp Blatter of the Qld Supremes

    What next for Bluto? ... Did Lord Eldon miss an earlier authority which derailed his constitutional challenge?  .... Marmalade by appointment to Sir Anthony Mason ... AG's Freedom From Information strikes again 

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    Monday
    Jun292015

    Unreasonable suspicion

    The automation of denationalisation ... Victims of official "suspicion" include Cornelia Rauand Dr Muhamed Haneef ... Transferring a phrase from the criminal law to the Migration Act ... Procrustes cites Cicero 

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    Saturday
    Jun272015

    Struggle Street

    Judge Sandy Street is belted around the field by the Full Federal Court in two important appeals that rejected his judicial method ... Judge called upon to slow down the rate of knocking-out migration and refugee cases at the first court date ... Federal Circuit Court swamped ... Judges' associate Ginger Snatch reports courtside 

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    Monday
    Jun222015

    Have a safe trip

    Travel tyro trips off with ticket money ... Deregulation of travel agents ... Judging by the number of defaults, self-regulation may not be a good idea ... Red tape cutters busy at work ... Barry Lane on the case 

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