Lawyers versus plain language

Lawyers versus plain language – the case for the defence
Fellow lawyers, how do you plead to the following charges?

That you: –

recently used the terms “aforementioned’, ‘above named’ or ‘herewith’ when writing to a client?
opened a sentence with the term “prima facie” outside your evening Latin class?
advised your client about the “quantum” of their claim?
told a client that the nasty substance […]

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New course: Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court

Stephen Linden, a specialist in taxation law and tax dispute resolution.  In this course, Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court, Stephen shares insight and offers a practical guide to preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court.  The course includes information on why choose the Federal Court over the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, what rights of appeal are available, when to file an […]

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They also have a law degree: Kerry Greenwood

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Australian author, Kerry Greenwood.  

Kerry Greenwood was born and raised in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. When she was 14, some of her classmates stole a car and were subsequently charged by police. […]

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They also have a law degree: Federico Garcia Lorca

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Spanish playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936).
There is in every year of every law class the one student who could do anything: the passionate polymath with a flair for any intellectual […]

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They also have a law degree: Natasha Pincus

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Australian filmmaker and writer, Natasha Pincus.

Melbourne filmmaker and writer Natasha Pincus graduated from Monash University in 2002 with first class honours in Science and Law.

It was almost inevitable, says Pincus, that she […]

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Big Data quietly transforming our lives

How would you like your GP to customise your treatment and medication according to your genome, activity level and state of health? According to one US commentator, this will be a reality in the not-too-distant future – courtesy of Big Data. This is how Big Data is quietly transforming our lives.

So what is Big Data? It’s a catch-phrase used to […]

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