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Queen's Counsel

Queen's Counsel (postnominal QC), also known as King's Counsel (postnominal KC) if during the reign of a male sovereign, are particularly eminent jurists appointed by letters patent to be one of His Majesty's Counsel learned in the law (or "Her"). [1]

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Advocate

An advocate is a type of professional person in several different legal systems and it is also a commonly used honorific for remarkable lawyers, such as in "Adv. Sir Alberico Gentili".

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Alberta

Alberta is a western province of Canada.

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Attorney general

In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

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Attorney General of British Columbia

The Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia is a provincial government department responsible for the oversight of the justice system within the province of British Columbia, Canada.

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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ,, lit. "The land of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.

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Bar (law)

Bar in a legal context has three possible meanings: the physical division of a courtroom between its working and public areas; the process of qualifying to practice law; and the legal profession.

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Barrister

A barrister (also known as barrister-at-law or Bar-at-law) is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdictions with a split legal profession.

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British Columbia

British Columbia, also commonly referred to by its initials BC, is a province located on the west coast of Canada.

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British Columbia Court of Appeal

The British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) is the highest appellate court in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

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British Overseas Territories

The fourteen British Overseas Territories (BOT) are territories under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom; they do not, however, form part of it.

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Chambers (law)

In law, a chambers is a room or office used by barristers or a judge.

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Chief Justice of New Brunswick

The Chief Justice of the Province of New Brunswick, Canada holds the highest office within the Province's judicial system.

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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong

The Chief Justice of Hong Kong or erroneously Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong (later 首席大法官) was the most senior judge in the court system in Hong Kong until 1997.

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Chris Finlayson

Christopher Francis "Chris" Finlayson (born 1956) is a New Zealand lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament, representing the National Party.

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City of London

The City of London is a city and county within London.

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Command paper

A command paper is a document issued by the British government and presented to Parliament.

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Committee on the Administration of Justice

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (often known by the acronym CAJ) is an independent human rights organisation with cross community membership in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.

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Commonwealth realm

A Commonwealth realm is one of 16 sovereign states that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, have Queen Elizabeth II as the reigning constitutional monarch, and have in common the same royal line of succession.

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Court

A court is a tribunal, often as governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law.

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Court dress

Court dress comprises the style of clothes prescribed for courts of law, and formerly for royal courts.

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Court of Session

The Court of Session (Cùirt an t-Seisein; Coort o Session) is the supreme civil court of Scotland, and constitutes part of the College of Justice.

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Crown colony

A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.

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Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) was a United Kingdom government department.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to practice as advocates before the courts of Scotland, especially the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.

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Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media Limited is one of largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investment in newspaper, magazines, radio and internet, owner of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review in Australia and Stuff.co.nz in New Zealand.

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First Minister of Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland (Prìomh Mhinistear na h-Alba; Heid Meinister o Scotland) is the political leader of Scotland and head of the Scottish Government.

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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Viscount St.

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George Brandis

George Henry Brandis QC (born 22 June 1957) is the 36th Attorney-General for Australia and has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate representing Queensland since May 2000.

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George VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death.

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Gillard Government

The Gillard Government was the Government of Australia led by the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, of the Australian Labor Party.

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Gov.uk

GOV.UK is a United Kingdom public sector information website, created by the Government Digital Service to provide a single point of access to HM Government services.

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Government of Australia

The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, also referred to as the Australian Government, Commonwealth Government or the Federal Government, is the federal democratic administrative authority of Australia.

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Government of New South Wales

The form of the Government of New South Wales is prescribed in its Constitution, which dates from 1856, although it has been amended many times since then.

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Government of Queensland

The Government of Queensland (usually known as the Queensland Government) is the government of the Australian state of Queensland.

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Government of South Australia

The form of the Government of South Australia is prescribed in its constitution, which dates from 1856, although it has been amended many times since then.

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Guyana

Guyana (pronounced or), officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.

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Hansard

Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries.

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Head of state

A head of state is the highest-ranking constitutional position in a sovereign state and is vested with powers to act as the chief public representative of that state.

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Helen Alice Kinnear

Helen Alice Kinnear, QC (May 6, 1894 – 1970) was a Canadian lawyer.

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Helena Normanton

Helena Florence Normanton, QC (14 December 1882 – 14 October 1957) was the first woman to practise as a barrister in England.

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Herbert Smith

Herbert Smith LLP was a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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High Court judge (England and Wales)

A Justice of the High Court, commonly known as a ‘High Court judge’, is a judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, and represents the third highest level of judge in the courts of England and Wales.

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Howard Government

The Howard Government refers to the federal Executive Government of Australia led by Prime Minister John Howard between 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Jack Simon, Baron Simon of Glaisdale

Jocelyn Edward Salis Simon, Baron Simon of Glaisdale, KC, DL, PC (15 January 1911 – 7 May 2006) was a Law Lord in the United Kingdom, having been, by turns, a barrister, a commissioned officer in the British Army, a barrister again, a Conservative Party politician, a government minister, and a judge.

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Jurist

A jurist (a word coming from medieval Latin), also known as legal scholar or legal theorist, is someone who researches and studies jurisprudence (theory of law).

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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom are the judges of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom other than the President and Deputy President.

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Kingdom of England

The Kingdom of England was a state on the island of Great Britain from the 10th century, when it emerged from various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, until 1707, when it united with Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Law Society of British Columbia

The Law Society of British Columbia is a private act corporation responsible for the regulation of lawyers in British Columbia, Canada.

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Law Society of Manitoba

The Law Society of Manitoba is the self-governing body for lawyers in Manitoba, Canada.

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Lawrence Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury

Lawrence Antony Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury, PC, FBA (born 7 May 1941), is a British judge and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

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Letters patent

Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch or president, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.

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List of post-nominal letters in Canada

This is a list of post-nominal letters used in Canada.

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Lord Advocate

Her Majesty's Advocate, known as the Lord Advocate (Morair Tagraidh, Laird Advocat), is the chief legal officer of the Scottish Government and the Crown in Scotland for both civil and criminal matters that fall within the devolved powers of the Scottish Parliament.

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Lord Chancellor

The Lord Chancellor, formally the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, is a senior and important functionary in the government of the United Kingdom.

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Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland is the appointed official holding office as President of the Courts of Northern Ireland and is Head of the Judiciary of Northern Ireland.

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Lord President of the Court of Session

The Lord President of the Court of Session is the most senior judge in Scotland, the head of the judiciary, and the presiding judge of the College of Justice and the Court of Session.

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Ministry of Justice (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is a ministerial department of the UK Government headed by the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (a combined position).

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Monarch

A monarch is the sovereign head of state in a monarchy.

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick (Nouveau-Brunswick;, Quebec French pronunciation) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only province constitutionally bilingual (English–French).

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New South Wales

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.

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News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.

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Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the centre and central northern regions.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (Latin for "New Scotland", pronounced in English as) (French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces.

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Office of Public Sector Information

The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (usually abbreviated as HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.

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Office of the Attorney General (New Brunswick)

The Office of the Attorney General is a part of the Government of New Brunswick.

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Ontario

Ontario is one of the ten provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada.

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Patent Rolls

The Patent Rolls (Latin: Rotuli litterarum patentium) are a series of administrative records compiled in the English Chancery, running from 1201 to the present day.

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Political status

In international law three categories of Political status are usually recognized.

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Post-nominal letters

Post-nominal letters, also called post-nominal initials, post-nominal titles, or designatory letters, are letters placed after the name of a person to indicate that the individual holds a position, educational degree, accreditation, office, military decoration, or honour, or is a member of a religious institute or fraternity.

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President of Sri Lanka

The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපති; இலங்கை சனாதிபதி) is the elected head of state and head of government of Sri Lanka.

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President's Counsel

President's Counsel (postnominal PC) is a professional rank, as their status is conferred by the president, recognised by the courts and wear silk gowns of a special design.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.

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Provinces and territories of Canada

The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second-largest country by area.

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Provincial Court of British Columbia

The Provincial Court of British Columbia (BC Provincial Court) is a trial level court in British Columbia that hears cases in criminal, civil and family matters.

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Quebec

Quebec (or; Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

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Queen's Counsel Selection Panel

The Queen's Counsel Selection Panel is an independent and self-funding body responsible for awarding appointments as a Queen's Counsel within England and Wales.

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Queen-in-Council

The Queen-in-Council (during the reign of a male monarch, King-in-Council) is the technical term of constitutional law for the exercise of executive authority in a Commonwealth realm, denoting the monarch acting by and with the advice and consent of his or her privy council (in the United Kingdom and Canada's federal jurisdiction) or executive council (in most other Commonwealth realms and in Canadian provinces).

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Queensland

Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia.

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Rights of audience

In common law, a right of audience is generally a right of a lawyer to appear and conduct proceedings in court on behalf of their client.

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Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell

Robert Douglas Carswell, Baron Carswell, PC, QC (born 28 June 1934), is a retired Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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Robert McClelland (Australian politician)

Robert Bruce McClelland (born 26 January 1958 in Sydney) is a current judge on the Family Court of Australia, and a former Australian politician.

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Rose Heilbron

Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC (19 August 1914 – 8 December 2005) was an outstanding barrister of the post-war period in the United Kingdom.

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Rudd Government (2007–10)

The Rudd Government (2007–10) was the government of Australia formed by the Australian Labor Party and led by Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister.

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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada, which has a total area of and a land area of, the remainder being water area (covered by lakes/ponds, reservoirs and rivers).

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Secretary of State for Scotland

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Scotland (Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba, Secretar o State for Scotland) is the principal minister of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland representing Scotland.

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a title that may be conferred on legal practitioners in Nigeria of not less than ten years' standing and who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.

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Senior Counsel

The title of Senior Counsel or State Counsel (post-nominal letters: SC) is given to a senior lawyer, barrister, or advocate in some countries that were formerly part of the British Empire.

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Serjeant-at-law

A Serjeant-at-Law (SL), commonly known simply as a Serjeant, was a member of an order of barristers at the English bar.

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Silk (TV series)

Silk was a British television drama series produced by the BBC which was broadcast over three series on BBC One between 22 February 2011 and 31 March 2014.

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Solicitor advocate

Solicitor advocate is the title used by a solicitor who is qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the higher courts in England and Wales or in Scotland.

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Solicitor General for England and Wales

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales, known informally as the Solicitor General, is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Attorney General, whose duty is to advise the Crown and Cabinet on the law.

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Solicitor General for Scotland

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Government on Scots Law.

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States and territories of Australia

Australia is a federation consisting of six states, three federal territories and seven external territories.

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Status (law)

An Individual's status is a legal position held in regard to the rest of the community and not by an act of law or by the consensual acts of the parties, and it is in rem, i.e. these conditions must be recognised by the world.

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Supreme Court of British Columbia

The Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC) is the superior trial court for the province of British Columbia.

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Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

The Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory is the superior court for the ACT.

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Supreme Court of Victoria

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia.

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Supreme Court of Western Australia

The Supreme Court of Western Australia is the highest state court in the Australian State of Western Australia.

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Tasmania

Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as "Tassie") is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper which has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Australian

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.

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The Crown

In jurisprudence in the Commonwealth realms, the Crown dependencies, and any of a realm's provincial or state sub-divisions, the Crown is the state in all its aspects.

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Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles.

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Tudor dynasty

The Tudor dynasty or House of Tudor was a royal house of Welsh and English origin, descended in the male line from the Tudors of Penmynydd.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.

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Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (known as WilmerHale) is an American law firm with 14 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.

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References

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