Morning round-up

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 14 November

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Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Reed Smith among the “50 best law firms for women” [Above the Law]

“The Commission has adopted my proposal for a European law so that women represent 40% of company board members by 2020” [EU Justice commissioner Viviane Reding via Twitter]

Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital [The Irish Times]

Translating and the law: Legal language [The Economist]

“The many law students wondering if the rotten legal job market will ever improve should take note. The twin forces of globalisation and technology may put many mediocre lawyers out of business. But those who master languages and computers may find themselves in demand.”

Illegal immigrant and failed asylum seeker handed £24,000 by Human Rights judges after “British law failed to protect her from slavery” [Mail Online]

Carl Gardner on the Abu Qatada judgment [Charon QC]

Letters: Judges’ brave stand against torture [The Independent]

SRA chairman: too many solicitors are “simply not good enough” [Legal Futures]