Morning round-up: Wednesday 20 August

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By Thomas Connelly on

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

newspapers3Barrister kicked out of profession over assault convictions [Evening Standard]

Let Press see secret court files, says top family law judge: Sir James Munby believes it would help reporters understand sensitive cases and prevent miscarriages of justice [Mail Online]

The law cannot force us to be nice to each other [The Telegraph]

Law student knocked man unconscious outside Casino [The Sentinel]

Plans have been submitted to turn the former Magistrates’ Court into a “centre of excellence in the production of film, theatre and television” [Sussex Express]

DWF announces autumn retention for its largest-ever qualifying cohort [Lawyer2B]

Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform [Reuters]

Do recent changes to extradition law make any difference to Julian Assange? [Head of Legal]

Amal Alamuddin: The anatomy of an unfair trial [Huffington Post]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Instead of ‘scratching their heads over the cause’ maybe the BSB should look a little closer to home.” [Legal Cheek Comments]