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8 May 2009
Aus barrister had legs stretched to be taken seriously
A soon-to-be Queensland lawyer endured nine months of excruciating pain having her legs broken and stretched in a bid to be taken seriously. Wr...
7 May 2009
Einfeld admits he is not fit to practice law: lawyer
Marcus Einfeld, the embattled former Federal Court judge, wants to remove himself from the New South Wales Bar Association, the NSW Supreme Court has ...
6 May 2009
Law Council welcomes court restructure
The Law Council has welcomed the proposed overhaul of the Federal, Magistrates and Family courts. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
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. ...
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