Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 11 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Judge challenges government over legal representation for vulnerable people [The Guardian]

Is custody battle taking its toll on erratic Madonna? “Drunk” singer turns up four hours late for bizarre clown show then breaks down in tears – as Guy and Rocco attend latest High Court hearing [Mail Online]

Commons sleaze watchdog in crisis as QC rubbishes legal arguments against reform [The Telegraph]

Magistrate sacked over religious opposition to same-sex couples adopting [The Guardian]

I don’t blame the Top QC for bringing an unsuccesful private prosecution but should we have to pay for it? [Barrister Blogger]

EU referendum: Worried EU nationals dash for UK citizenship amid Brexit fears [The Independent]

Lawyer says he was beat up inside a courthouse by a District Attorney’s investigator [BuzzFeed]

Court rules that transgender teen can cut ties with adoptive parents after they insisted on using his previous name [The Mirror]

Facebook ‘Like’ button may be against the law, German court rules [The Independent]

The application deadline for Hogan Lovells campus ambassadors is today [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I’m going to start my alternate dispute resolution court via twitter. Anyone has a case to be heard within 140 characters?” [Legal Cheek Comments]