A lighter legal side of Christmas
To you, Christmas might be a time of relaxation and family reunions coupled with an (un)healthy over-indulgence in good food and drink. To lawyers, Christmas is an enthralling matrix of beautiful legal complexities jostling eagerly for our attention. There’s the ever-scintillating legal debate as to who is lawfully entitled to...Read More
Coffee or Collusion: How should lawyers avoid the appearance of bias in Court?
The High Court has found that a WA judge and barrister have fallen afoul of “apprehended bias” by engaging in private communications together. The judge was hearing an appeal in the case of Charisteas v Charisteas, a particularly arduous and expensive family law matter, when His Honour engaged in secret...Read More