Morning round-up: Tuesday 22 April

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

NewspapersLabour prepared to introduce judge quotas to achieve balanced judiciary [The Guardian]

Woman grilled in court by her alleged rapist after he was refused legal aid [The Mirror]

“I have the specific objection that everyone has to wear these men’s wigs,” says Baroness Hale [The Telegraph/Soundcloud]

Law students to be drafted in to help resolve divorce cases in shake-up of family justice system [Mail Online]

Legal aid is not for foreigners to fight cases through British courts, says justice minister [The Telegraph]

Oscar Pistorius accused of taking acting classes before standing trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp [Mail Online]

US law firm to create 75 jobs in Londonderry [BBC News]

Wealthy European law student caught drink-driving after downing wine at jazz concert [The Courier]

Revenues set to rise 5 per cent on average across UK top 20 in 2013/14 despite “unexceptional” year [The Lawyer]

A partially deaf pensioner, 81, who was charged with attempted murder struggles in litigant-in-person role [Hull Daily Mail]

Adultery legal in US state after 223 years [The Telegraph]

“Why did you give up the robes but not the 19th century prose style?” [Legal Cheek Comments]