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Volume 88 - December 2013

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In this issue:

  •   Christmas card

  •   Life Going Nowhere Claims

  •   Judges' Cartoon Gallery

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101 reasons to kill all the lawyers +You

Paul Brennan
Editor and Author of The Law is an Ass...Make Sure it Doesn't Bite Yours!

Merry Christmas

We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.

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For smaller firms a version with a smaller tree and plastic cups is available upon request.

Life Going Nowhere?

Dear John

My life is going nowhere. Do I have a claim?


Dear PB

It is only when Life Going Nowhere (LGN) Non-Activists become radicalised that they discover that it is not their fault after all. After years of self-blame, they are ready to identify and denounce those who are really responsible e.g. parents, government departments, ex-girlfriends etc. 

My advice is to choose one or more abusers and if you are wrong you can always change later. Your therapist can assist you through this process and help to apply an appropriate label such as LGN Abuse.

Although a lone voice, can generate some sympathy, to mount a legal claim you will need to encourage others to join you. With a subject such as LGN you should have no trouble, I feel like joining you myself.

Your motive must remain selfless. It is best to describe fellow sufferers as 'Survivors' which suggests overcoming adversity rather than malingering. The Survivors mission should be to assist other Survivors and prevent our children (especially the teenagers) from becoming victims. Remind them to remain humourless and easily offended at all times.

You will need a website, a trademark, t-shirts, posters, ribbons, social media consultants, but most of all, a generous travel allowance to organise the World LGN Abuse Summit. The prospect of foreign travel possibly in Bali should secure the support of family and friends who may have been sceptical up to that point.

Although the lawyers at the Legal Aid Department may empathise with you, legal aid is unlikely to be available initially anyway. Therefore, it will be necessary to raise money for necessary legal fees and other expenses.

It is important not to beg. Offer sponsorship, membership (platinum, gold, silver) and seek celebrity endorsement. There will be those who refuse to give. Rather than listing the people who give you money, list the people who do not.

Finally, find an LGN lawyer (there are no shortage) and select a jurisdiction with imagination such as America’s state courts.

John Fytit A.O.

(c) Paul Brennan 2013. All rights reserved. Extract from John Fytit’s International Legal Problem Page. For more go to

A book of advice given by John Fytit A.O. over the years will be published next year.

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Lonely at Christmas

At Christmas time, spare a thought for the lonely and unloved who exist on the edges of our society


The other week, I received a call that a client was dying of cancer. Later that morning, I walked into his bedroom and asked, “How are you?” I had to lean down to hear his response which was, “I have felt better.”

He died a couple of hours later but he first insisted on being walked around the garden for one last time by his sons.

There were 1,000 people at his funeral.
No wonder.

Report of Book Launch

A report of the book launch appeared in the official publication of the Law Society of NSW, written by lawyer, Anthony Jucha who writes a regular humorous column.


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Disclaimer: The content of the Law & Disorder eZine is to give you legal basics and in some instances, included unashamedly to try and make you laugh. In law, it is sometimes difficult to work out what is serious and what is just for fun. Therefore, if you plan to do anything legal, rely on your own lawyer's advice or instruct me to look at the particular facts of your case. Not only will I deny responsibility for the legal content but also for some of the jokes. 

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