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A Plea From the Wig Party

Okay, I admit it. In a perfect world lawyers would not wear wigs in the 21st Century. There was a time when I imagined we would wear silver foil suits and ride hover boards to court but I guess I will just have to settle for iPads and that mythical beast “Court Wifi”. 886 more words


New Lawyer Series: Set goals to succeed

‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’
‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

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Sexism? Welcome to the Bar, love.

When I was a baby barrister, one particular instructing solicitor used to send me her most unappealing, horrible clients on the basis that, in her words, “You look like a child, and judges will find it harder to slam my clients with your little babyface peeking up at them”. 16 more words


Our dishevelled new Uniform Law

What a shambolic creature is the new Legal Profession Uniform Law. I attempted to translate its provisions relating to costs disclosure and recovery in a presentation for the Goulburn Valley Law Association this week. 25 more words


What’s the Point?

You cannot deter people from committing crime. This is, I know, a BIG statement. It is also entirely unscientific, has no basis in research whatsoever and is probably wrong. 31 more words