Morning Round-Up: Monday 17 December

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Barrister snub to diversity monitoring “embarrassing” and “pathetic” [Legal Futures]

Judges take on ministers over supreme court: Chris Grayling told by judiciary to give up power to appoint chief executive [The Guardian]

Grayling’s new plans for judicial review ‘hurdles’ [Audioboo]

Putting lawyers in charge of the press regulator will lead to endless hearings and the stultified pace of the courtroom [The Observer]

Edinburgh lawyers ‘strike’ over police station duties [Daily Express]

Abu Qatada receives £500,000 in UK legal aid to fight deportation [Metro]