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Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for some of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He's been representing them before a court of inquiry into alleged human rights abuses ... Deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings pending ... From Melbourne to the Sydney bar via Arnhem Land with Immanuel Kant in his back pocket ... Now he's on Justinian's couch ... Read on ...

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Bigot Watch ... Soapy on the free speech balustrades ... 100 flowers to bloom ... Anti-Muslin groups rally in support ... Polly Peck reports ... Read more ...




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Your editor singing for his supper at the Copyright Symposium feast ... Copyright creator in a sea of copyright curators ... Speech ... Speech ... Speech ... A few wintery smiles from W. Gummow  ... Read more ...

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    "Even in the members stand, you walk around and think - I can see bra, I can see cellulite and everything is very short. When you go to where Fashions on the Field is held, everyone looks impeccible and it would be nice if that started filtering through to the racecourse as a whole." 

    Marlia Saunders, lawyer at Ashurst, Sydney, finalist at Derby Day's Fashions on the Field at Randwick. The Sydney Morning Herald, April 11, 2014  READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for a group of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He was deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings are pending ... Up close On the Couch ... Read more ... 


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    Da Mystery of the Da Vinci Code litigation ... Forgotten heros of the Sydney Institute ... Larry Adler Dinner disappoints ... A slice of history from the "Uglies" ... Queensland's fearful Bureau de Spank ... That was then ... Read more ...


     

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    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and the unpacking of the human condition.  

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm and I. Box.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    Jaws: food, glorious food.
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    Miss Lumière: spends a lot of time in the dark, reviewing films. 
    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  

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    Friday
    Apr112014

    Jay Williams

    Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for some of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He's been representing them before a court of inquiry into alleged human rights abuses ... Deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings pending ... From Melbourne to the Sydney bar via Arnhem Land with Immanuel Kant in his back pocket ... Now he's on Justinian's couch 

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    Thursday
    Mar202014

    Don Weatherburn

    Don Weatherburn is the hard facts man of the NSW criminal justice system ... He reminds the politicians that statistics don't lie ... A man who has blended a love of crime with a love of statistics ... He's on Justinian's couch, which is as good a reason as any to mention his new book, Arresting Incarceration 

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    Wednesday
    Mar192014

    Dispatches from the front line

    Cossack charges off the field of battle ... Soapy in all his finery ... Juries and the finer points of the LBW rule ... Roughshagger picks-up the pace ... Lawyers saved by OLSC systems failure ... A short history of fun-filled superimpositions  

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    Monday
    Mar172014

    Speedy justice at work 

    Magistrate ticked off for making five serious errors of law in a single flourish ... Madge Coombs zapped by Dickie Button ... Slow down and follow the dance steps 

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    Monday
    Mar102014

    Disability and injustice

    Pro bono support from DLA Piper for Human Rights Commission project ... Disability and access to justice ... High prospects of miscarriage of justice in cases where defendants are disabled ... Potential for more human rights support from legal profession ... Kate Lilly reports  

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Glacial reception greets meddlesome priest 

    Enjoying free speech at Queensland Law Society's annual dinner ... There can never be too many lawyers in parliament ... Parramatta ahoy 

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Mark Livesey

    Mark Livesey, Australia's national bar leader on Justinian's Couch ... The pressing issues confronting barristers ... The role of the ABA ... Personal tastes, likes and dislikes laid bare 

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    Thursday
    Feb062014

    Chui Lee Luk

    Part of our series on lawyers who've escaped the law ... Chui Lee Luk, former tax lawyer is one of the country's most interesting and original chefs  ... The perfectionist from Claude's in Paddington now at her new creation Chow Bar & Eating House ... The lawyer turned chef took time out from the kitchen to visit Justinian's couch 

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    Wednesday
    Dec182013

    Book worms

    Ann Cunningham, commissioning editor of The Federation Press, has assembled a list of this year's best and least loved books, chosen by a hand selected pool of legally inclined people ... Plenty of ideas and inspiration  

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    Monday
    Dec092013

    In the matter of wine

    For holiday reading Justinian's wine man Gabriel Wendler recommends Jonathan Nossiter's Liquid Memory - Why Wine Matters ... A deconstruction of wine guides and the points system ... Loves and hates exposed ... A wine romp 

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