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24 Jul 2009
DPP, lawyers, in court over legal advice
The director of prosecutions, with three other lawyers, is in court defending himself against a former client, who is attempting to sue them for legal...
22 Jul 2009
Sotomayor's questioning now under scrutiny
Despite some questions suggesting the contrary, senators at the judicial committee questioning of Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, undertook ex...
20 Jul 2009
Trolley-load litigation widespread: court
A Supreme Court judge has delivered a rare and costly rebuke to a legal team for "trolley-load litigation", an act that is widespread in courts but al...
17 Jul 2009
Sydney courts' upgrade to cost $214 million
The New Lawyer can reveal the true cost of the law courts' design upgrade... a pretty $214 million. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
14 Jul 2009
Court reviews lawyer's retirement age
As a court weighs up a case involving a sacked 65-year-old lawyer, a comprehensive review of the retirement age is brought a year forward. Writ...
14 Jul 2009
New investigations into complaints about judges
Victoria has cautiously backed an inquiry into complaints about judges and magistrates following concerns about a magistrate's speeding irregularities...
10 Jul 2009
Judicial system depends upon public confidence: Chief Justice
The judicial system depends upon public confidence in what it does to effectively function, the Chief Justice said yesterday. Write comment (0...
7 Jul 2009
'Philosopher kings' under scrutiny: French
Australia's Chief Justice has been decidedly stern on not handing out an opinion about whether the country should have a charter of human rights. But....
1 Jul 2009
Barrister suffers shot in leg
An English barrister on holidays in the Caribbean has been shot during a robbery. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
1 Jul 2009
WA's top magistrate critical of commisioner's call for longer hours
The West Australian police commissioner wants magistrates to work longer hours, but the state's top magistrate is having none of it. Write comm...
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