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5 May 2009
Federal Magistrates Court scrapped in govt cost cutting
The Federal Magistrates Court is going to be scrapped as part of a federal government bid to make the court system more affordable for users. _x000D_ ...
4 May 2009
NSW criminal courts handed new powers
New South Wales judges will be able to impose a tight rein on lawyers and force intensive pre-trial conferences following the release of a landmark re...
4 May 2009
Barristers consider 'no win, no fee' arrangements
In a bid to cut costs some leading UK barristers and chambers are increasing their use of conditional fee arrangements (CFAs). Write comment (...
1 May 2009
Government lawyers face new scrutiny
Queensland's top judge has urged the state's government lawyers to maintain a professional obligation to efficiency and expertise in the face of a cha...
1 May 2009
Pratt furor continues outside court
The bitter battle over whether cardboard king and philanthropist Richard Pratt should have faced criminal charges has not been buried after his death....
30 Apr 2009
High Court allows appeal of media safe-harbour loophole
The High Court today handed down a decision about the scope of the so-called 'media safe-harbour' that protects media outlets from liability for misle...
29 Apr 2009
UAE Judge calls for equal blood money for men and women
AN Abu Dhabi judge has called for new federal laws to ensure families of both male and female victims are recipients of "blood money", or diyyah. ...
28 Apr 2009
Chief Justice peps up Queensland law graduates
Lawyers should "rise above the utilitarian" and look broadly to legal colleagues in conducting their work, Queensland's top judge has told new entrant...
28 Apr 2009
Evidence, spin, journalists collide in Vioxx court battle
The Australian newspaper has condemned what it calls the collision of evidence and spin in the Vioxx courtroom battle. Write comment (0 Comment...
27 Apr 2009
Former Maurice Blackburn lawyer new judge
The president of the peak body representing Victorian lawyers has welcomed Gerard Mullaly as a judge on the state's County Court. Write comme...
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