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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s okay, I readily accept that the View From the North is invariably a “glass is half full” kinda view. When I got my acronyms a bit scrambled recently, a commentator observed, quite rightly, that CSJM did not stand for Criminal Justice Secure Mail, but could well mean “Can’t Spell, Just Moans” when it came to my blog. 825 more words


VAT and Boats: 15 Tons Limit

My video explaining the basic concept of the 15 tons weight limit as it relates to VAT (Value Added Tax) and boats is out now on YouTube and will be on my website with a fact sheet in the next few days. 20 more words

Tax And Accounting News

Courses Spotlight: Law

Do you dream of a career in Law?

Or do you work in a relevant profession and want to hone your legal skills to develop your career? 164 more words

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Throw Me A Bone

On Monday I was meant to start a trial. Unfortunately the trial was listed before a Judge who was part heard until Tuesday. Courtrooms and trials are a little like runways and airplanes that are coming in to land – two into one just doesn’t go. 897 more words


Justice is Deaf

It was not long before some wag christened PTPHs “Pressure to Plead Hearings”. My experience of them would suggest the initials may in fact stand for “Problems That Persisted Historically” or “Prosecution Tried, Prosecution Haven’t”. 692 more words


Life at the Bar - The Unquiet American part 2

Walt was an interesting character, half American and half German. He had two older sisters. Their father was a GI serving in Germany. Walt told me the American Army were against marriages between natives and members of the armed forces. 631 more words


How do you Launch a Law Career in the US? 5 Key Tips from US Lawyer Andrew David

On Thursday 7 April 2016, the La Trobe Law School welcomed Andrew David to present a seminar on practicing law in the US.

We have summarised his top 5 tips for Australians wanting to launch their law career in US: 611 more words

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