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Michael Bradley

Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley — Managing partner at Marque Lawyers

Michael Bradley is a freelance writer and managing partner at Sydney firm Marque Lawyers.

Crime isn't crime if you have a white collar

Crime isn't crime if you have a white collar

Rob a servo and you go to jail. Underpay your workers to the tune of nearly $8 million and you get a slap on a wrist. How is that fair?

Uluru is not yours to climb

Uluru is not yours to climb

Even if you put aside basic cultural and spiritual respect, a look at the raw legal fact will tell you Uluru is as much public land as Pauline Hanson’s house is public land.

The government's war on the press has been years in the making

The government's war on the press has been years in the making

Since passing metadata retention laws in 2015, the government has been hard at work gunning for journalists. The AFP's demand for Qantas to hand over personal travel records should not be surprising.

We need to throw out defamation law and start again

We need to throw out defamation law and start again

The law is a blunt tool we wield to decide arguments that have no obvious answer. But, in the digital age, it has to be sharper than this.

The law shouldn't care about the government's hurt feelings

The law shouldn't care about the government's hurt feelings

The ABC's court challenge over the AFP raids will put Australia's freedoms to the test. Hopefully we come out with the right result.

The nuclear family is a historical artefact. Is the law behind the times?

The nuclear family is a historical artefact. Is the law behind the times?

We need to accept that parenthood is a subjective, social concept — not a scientific fact.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.

Israel Folau's court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Israel Folau's court challenge may hinge on the meaning of one word

Rugby Australia had plenty of opportunities to sack Israel Folau for his posting of religious beliefs on social media. They only did so when the posts were homophobic.

Will ownership questions scupper Crown's casino deal? Don't bet on it.

Will ownership questions scupper Crown's casino deal? Don't bet on it.

There are more than a few questions surrounding blacklisted casino magnate Stanley Ho's relationship to Sydney's incoming Crown Casino.

Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

Forget Geoffrey Rush: most defamation cases are petty and incredibly local

For all the publicity that a Geoffrey Rush or Rebel Wilson case attracts, the vast majority of defamation suits are small, wasteful and often result in outcomes disproportionate to their social value.