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Plunderable matter ... When lawyers "follow the fees" where does that lead the legal system? ... The business of privately funded criminal defence lawyers ... Why lawyers swapped horses ... Tulkinghorn traces the history ... From Justinian's archive, September 10, 2008 ... Déjà Vu ... Read on ... 

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The unbelievable Malcolm Turnbull ... On average the Abbott government has held children in immigration detention much longer than was the case under Labor ... Release only speeded-up after senators blackmailed to pass amendments to the Migration Act ... Read more ... 


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Modern Britain ... Leverhulme's London Calling ... Wolf Hall should get real ... Ruination of the Beeb ... Live crosses ... Lynton Crosby pulling Cameron's strings ... Role of the Church of England ... Parents have a right to be immoral ... Read more ... 


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The clash ... Fighting tooth and nail in the law school trenches ... Ruinous timetables ... JD student Barely Legal asks, "why am I here? ... Read more ...

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    "He touched us all."

    Inscription on the gates of Knox Grammar School in memory of art teacher Bruce Barratt, accused in the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse of molesting school pupils. The Sydney Morning Herald, February 25, 2015 .. READ MORE >>


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Wendler in London ... Cruising Gordon's Wine Bar, Penfolds Wine Lounge and a Russian oligarch's lavish venture, Hedonism Wines ... Unfortunately, the Stinking Bishop was missing ... Read more ... 


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    Plunderable matter ... When lawyers "follow the fees" where does that lead the legal system? ... The business of privately funded criminal defence lawyers ... Why lawyers swapped horses ... Tulkinghorn traces the history ... From Justinian's archive, September 10, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Wednesday
    Aug222012

    No doubt about it 

    Tony Barakat caught in last minute trust manoeuvre ... Attempt to diddle creditors thwarted as funds frozen ... Stacks win $300,000 costs order from Keddies for hopeless professional negligence action ... Court of Appeal dumbfounded by Scott Roulstone's evidence 

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    Monday
    Aug202012

    Canada can find the war crimes that Australia can't

    AFP's once-over-lightly investigation of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia ... Findings in Canada that Sri Lankan navy was involved in crimes against humanity ... We turn a blind eye because there's an expectation the Sri Lankan navy assists in preventing asylum seekers from reaching Australia 

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    Thursday
    Aug162012

    Bankruptcy bollocks

    Scoop … Keddies Kapers ... Preliminary report by Tony Barakat's bankruptcy trustee ... Millions squirreled in trusts and super out of reach of creditors ... Properties in wife's name ... Hurried transfers to be unravelled … Scott Roulstone's statement of affairs … Unfit and improper 

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    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    The slippery slope of over-charging

    In another world it might be fraud to charge for something you know is not owing ... For lawyers overcharging morphs into acceptable professional conduct ... For non-lawyers "overcharging" results in jail time ... Tulkinghorn explains 

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    Wednesday
    Aug152012

    Relevance deprivation syndrome and PIMs

    Client meetings versus internal law firm meetings ... Partners revolt against middle management ... Dorothy identifies tell tale signs of a pointless meeting ... Core Competency Going Forward ... Watch out for the compulsory dinner 

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    Monday
    Aug132012

    The old silk road

    NSW bar attracts a big, fat list of silk contenders … Many women apply … Lots of names from last year … Smallbone principle takes effect … Full list of applicants 

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    Friday
    Aug102012

    Charting the future 

    NSW bar looks for ways to stay bobbing in a turbulent sea ... Economic ideas to the fore in strategy plan ... Relevancy deprivation syndrome could be a factor ... Where are the bar's public voices? 

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    Wednesday
    Aug082012

    Runaway Greek judge gets 12 years porridge

    Justinian's man in Athens, Alex Mitchell, reports on a scandal at the heart of Greece's judicial system ... Glamorous, accused judge does a runner ... Eventually hauled back to face the Athenian courts over perverting the course of justice and money laundering ... How else can you make a living in Greece? 

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    Wednesday
    Aug082012

    Home on the Craggy Range

    Waste management millionaire puts his money into NZ's Craggy Range wine business ... Justinian's wine reviewer, barrister G.D. Wendler, finds himself on the 88th floor of Melbourne's Eureka Tower tasting the Gimblett Gravels' finest and comparing notes with James (The King) Halliday 

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