Morning round-up: Thursday 24 November

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Does any Supreme Court judge represent the 17.4 million Brexit voters? [The Spectator]

Who will do justice to our judiciary? [Standpoint]

Lawyer to report Asons £300,000 grant deal to national watchdog [Bolton News]

Some footnotes to the conviction of Thomas Mair [Barrister Blogger]

‘That part of my witness statement is not true’: never a great start to a case [Civil Litigation Brief]

MoJ’s whiplash reform blunder ‘could open door to judicial review’ [Law Society Gazette]

Tributes paid to Bristol University law student Kim Long who ended their life [Bristol Post]

Ukraine appoints law graduate, 23, to lead purge campaign [The Guardian]

Spanish judge calls for Neymar to be jailed for two years and Barcelona fined £7million in corruption case following move from Santos [Mail Online]

Texas judge suggests lynching black suspect, denies it’s about race [Huffington Post]

Death row: the lawyer who keeps losing [The Guardian]

Beyond the Bar: the evolution of solicitor-advocates in global law firms [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It never seems to occur to blogging lawyers that when they look down their noses at non-lawyer journalists the world looks down its nose at their badly written and tedious ‘journalism’.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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Not Amused

The Supreme Court was itself an expensive mistake. Better to go back to non politicised courts than risk letting in US style judicial appointment.

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