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Big day for Yarraside Queens ... ICAC learns about Greeks and Hellenes ... Shady mortgage entrepreneur caught by party snaps ... Modest wedding preparations for London solicitor ... Read more ...

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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 >>

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    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 ... 

    Justinian's archive

    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 ...



    Stacking the deck 

    Payback time in Queensland ... Attorney General's scheme to lock-up the criminal appeal bench ... Splitting the Court of Appeal and sidelining Margaret McMurdo P ... Nothing too subtle  

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    The horizontal effect

    Grand Wizards of the law assemble in Scotland for a "drinking party" ... Panel discussion by UK Supreme Court luminaries ... Human rights and human beings ... Lord Hope on display ... Leverhulme in attendance  

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    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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    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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    Politics and the bench

    Queensland CJ Paul de Jersey seemed to issue well-timed job application speeches that captured the essence of the Newman government's lawn order agenda ... Now he's to be the next governor of Bananaland ... Bruce Barbour fails to win a new stint as NSW's public watchdog ... Barry O'Farrell says 14 years is long enough ... Political sleuth Alex Mitchell reports  

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    Back to school

    The age of entitlement ... Barely Legal discovers that the Legal Services Award covers graduates who haven't been admitted ... 20 days of paid leave up for grabs ... Is the College of Law worth it? ... Surviving in an era of bonded labour 

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    The search for meaning 

    The blessed world of Sydney Law students ... Bronze statues outside the law school capture the zeitgeist ... A message for today ... The interior and the exterior 

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    Notes from the justice beat

    Homeless shelter from the law ... Roughshagger speeds-up ... Hanger history ... Was Boy George a solicitor? 

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    Line-up for new CJ of Queensland 

    Names, form and potential ... Who's in contention for the chief's job ... Age and weight a factor ... Farewell Daphnis - it was great fun 

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