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Why one of the legal industry’s fiercest fights is about job titles

Why one of the legal industry’s fiercest fights is about job titles

It's fine for barristers to have a big old blue about their titles, but it's not fine to tie up the parliament.

Barrister suing Fairfax for defamation takes the stand

Barrister suing Fairfax for defamation takes the stand

In giving evidence Monday morning, Sheales said he couldn’t believe what he read in the newspaper on August 3, 2015.

Lawyers with stars in their eyes are blurring the lines

Lawyers with stars in their eyes are blurring the lines

The shadowy figure that used to stand behind a client in court is slowly coming forward, garnering media attention and blurring the line between legal advocate and spin doctor.

Barns: I never thought I’d defend Peter Faris but…

Barns: I never thought I’d defend Peter Faris but…

Today I am going to defend Peter Faris. Why? Because the Victorian Bar Council is apparently threatening him with disciplinary action over those comments he made earlier this year about drug abuse among barristers, writes Greg Barns.

Barns: Time to get rid of silks

Barns: Time to get rid of silks

It's that time of year again when barristers around Australia apply for what is quaintly termed "silk" -- yet another tradition of the law that's living well past its use by date, writes Greg Barns.