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Wither Great Britain ... Despite the loss of the YES campaign, Scotland will be given more powers by the wimps at Westminster ... Leverhulme surveys the referendum campaign ... And meets someone who Fights Like a Girl ... Read more ... 


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A matter of principle ... The debate about the appointment of Qld CJ Tim Carmody ... Appointing a lesser candidate raises the concern that the choice was all about political favours ... Judicial independence skewered ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean examine the debating tricks and bald assertions ... Read more ...

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    "I felt embarrassed. I did, I couldn't believe it, because I had genuinely believed it." 

    Former prime minister John Howard, explaining his reaction when he discovered Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. Seven Network, September 21, 1014 ... READ MORE >>


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Justice, with one foot forward ... William Eicholtz's Lady of Justice is firmly ensconced on the wall of the Country Court building in Melbourne ... Arts writer Mark Holsworth reports ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Murdoch's local lawyer-in-chief Ian Philip back in the news again ... This time threating action against anyone who publishes leaked internal News Corp documents about the poor health of its newspapers ... Last time Justinian mention Philip it was March 2005 and Justice Tamberlin was unimpressed with his "substantially excessive" claims of privilege in the C7 case ... From our bulging treasure trove of stories ... Read more ...


     

    Friday
    May042012

    A trickle breaks the drought

    Money woes for Junior Junior ... When will she be paid? ... Generating the appearance of busyness is so exhausting ... Importance of keeping the phone connected 

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    Thursday
    May032012

    Disputes quelled 

    Advocates immunity against suits in negligence alive and kicking ... Deficient pleadings prevented exploration by Court of Appeal of a possible qualification to the immunity ... Family law settlement dispute in Victoria also quelled 

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    Tuesday
    May012012

    Russell Keddie admits he grossly overcharged 

    A long and torturous road ... Three years after proceedings by LSC commenced, Russell Keddie and employed solicitor Philip Scroope make admissions in agreed statements of facts to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal ... Gross overcharging by 46 percent ... Penalties pending 

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    Friday
    Apr272012

    Taxing times

    Ancient warrior of the bar in tax man's sights … ATO wants blood from former bar councillor and ethics man … Dismay on Palm Plaza  

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    Friday
    Apr272012

    End of the line for Mr Fees

    Costs hell awaits the unprepared lawyer in Britain's new civil litigation landscape ... Judge Docket spells it out to Mr Fees ... BMWs in danger of repossession ... Part two of HH Judge Simon Brown QC's look at the fallout from the Jackson reforms   

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    Tuesday
    Apr242012

    Pensioned mediators

    Ex-judges as mediators ... Out of court and back to work ... No worry about the barristers' five year rule ... Issues for the judicial pension scheme and the bar rules 

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    Saturday
    Apr212012

    Ticking all the bruvvers' boxes 

    Apple Isle underwhelmed by Duncan Kerr's appointment as president of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal … Are Tasmanians trying to tell us something? … Labor mate triumphs … Support from convicted cleaner ... Map of Tasmania 

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    Wednesday
    Apr182012

    Keddies latest trick

    Substantial settlement for Keddies' overcharging … Millionaires want to put damages payouts on lay-by … Template response from AG's office ... Complaints about professional misconduct sent to Bermuda Triangle  

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    Wednesday
    Apr182012

    Times are a changin' in Blighty

    Lord Justice Jackson's civil litigation reforms are beginning to bite ... Active judicial management of disclosure and hearings ... Horror of horrors - case budgets and cost controls ... HH Simon Brown QC, mercantile judge for the Midlands, reports from Birmingham  

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