Morning round-up: Friday 10 January

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Law firm Clifford Chance adopts “CV blind” policy to break Oxbridge recruitment bias [The Independent]

Legal aid: Crime doesn’t pay [The Economist]

No Win, No Fee is very often a rip-off says legal profession’s own watchdog [The Mirror]

16-year legal battle over laptop reaches UK supreme court [The Guardian]

23 people charged after investigation into corruption at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court [Ilford Recorder]

French President Francois Hollande considers legal action after magazine said he was having affair with actress [BBC News]

Recovery in question as 2013 sees lowest UK M&A deal value for 12 years [Legal Week]

Whole-life sentences wholly justified, government tells Council of Europe [The Guardian]

Hands off our courts’ relationship with the European Court of Human Rights [UK Human Rights Blog]