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21 Aug 2019
Australia does not need a ‘unicorn’ International Commercial Court
The idea that Australia needs a new court for the resolution of commercial disputes should be greeted with some scepticism, says the president of the ...
Matthew Littlejohn
19 Aug 2019
How young barristers can get their practices off the ground
For those who choose to go to the bar at an early age, success will require open communication, care for mental health and willingness to put one’s ...
Justice Judith Kelly
19 Aug 2019
The deadly sins of oral advocates: Part Two
There are numerous mistakes that professionals before the bench can make, but there are also corresponding virtues to those mistakes, according to a S...
15 Aug 2019
Lawyer X: VicPol adamant on utilising Gobbo despite death threats
Fresh evidence coming out of the Lawyer X royal commission has detailed just how insistent some members of Victoria Police were in utilising former ba...
15 Aug 2019
ASIC calls $35m loss to Westpac a ‘test case’
With this week’s news that Westpac was deemed not in breach of responsible lending guidelines, the court judgement has outlined ASIC’s failed att...
13 Aug 2019
The deadly sins of oral advocates: Part One
There are numerous errors that advocates will inflict upon the court, or even commit in the presence of a learned judge, says one Supreme Court justic...
12 Aug 2019
Tech advancements and social media are advantages for young barristers
Going to the bar at a young age has its challenges, but the evolving legal marketplace presents opportunities for emerging counsel to shine, argues on...
9 Aug 2019
WA lawyer with ‘unsatisfactory attitude’ refused readmission to practice
The West Australian State Administrative Tribunal has found that a practitioner who was removed from the roll in 2013 for misleading a magistrate and ...
8 Aug 2019
New County Court judge appointed
The County Court of Victoria has welcomed a new judge to its ranks, with a barrister being appointed by the Andrews government. Write comment ...
7 Aug 2019
Bernard Collaery case slammed as ‘an attack on the legal profession’
Attempts to prosecute lawyer Bernard Collaery are neither fair nor just, and undermine the value of Australia’s legal profession, according to the A...
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Say your prayers: what employment law tells us about the Folau case
As the Israel Folau saga drags on, it is clear that – in accordance with employment law – the sa...