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14 Sep 2009
Judge orders mouth shut
A small court judge ordered a defendant's mouth shut after he tired of being interrupted. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
14 Sep 2009
Court faces messy end to trial
Apparently taking an insanity plea to its critical maximum in a criminal trial last week, James Orr squeezed the contents of his colostomy bag onto th...
14 Sep 2009
Law firm to pay costs after 'pathetic' case
A mid-tier compensation law firm will have to pay legal costs for two clients after it was excoriated for its "woeful" and "pathetic" handling of a w...
9 Sep 2009
McCurry wins legal row with McDonald's
Fast food giant McDonald's has lost an eight-year trademark battle against the Malaysian restaurant McCurry. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
9 Sep 2009
Chief Justice criticised over plans for Tasmania
The Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Michael Black, has come under attack over Federal Court registry services in Tasmania. Wri...
5 Sep 2009
Judicial training takes a turn
Judges are to be trained under a new system, in which they can pick their own courses. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
2 Sep 2009
Prominent Sydney barrister cleared
A prominent Sydney barrister can return to work as a director or senior manager of an insurance company after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal over...
31 Aug 2009
Profession debates Einfeld saga
Debate again surrounds beleaguered former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld after Friday's ruling. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
27 Aug 2009
Justice an easily admired, yet inaccessible Rolls Royce: Chief Justice
Western Australia's top judge last week called for an overhaul of access to justice in the state._x000D_ Write comment (0 Comments) ...
25 Aug 2009
Court decision calls for new legal expertise
A landmark decision by the Land and Environment Court could see a new practice area develop for legal professionals. Write comment (0 Comments...
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