Morning round-up: Monday 25 November

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“No longer will it be possible for youngsters from ordinary backgrounds, let alone poor backgrounds, to contemplate a career at the criminal Bar,” says top judge [Law Society Gazette]

How French spies plotted to kill Abu Hamza on a London street: Security forces were intending to shoot hate cleric with rifle before blaming far-right organisation [Mail Online]

Questions are being raised over the law firm asked by Qatar to assess workers’ conditions on World Cup building sites [The Telegraph]

Beastie Boys threaten legal action over girls video parody [Female First]

Shailesh Vara: We are trying to reform legal aid, not destroy it [The Telegraph]

To become a corporate lawyer is an economics degree better than a law degree? [The Student Room]

With 14,000 students chasing 5,000 places, recruiters are rethinking the selection routine [The Lawyer]