Morning round-up: Monday 1 December

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

newspapers3Boris Johnson to seek control of CPS and court system in London [The Guardian]

Judicial Review reform: An attack on our legal rights? [BBC News]

David Mellor QC quizzed over “racist rant” at security guard [The Mirror]

Paying aspiring lawyers to undertake work experience makes both moral and business sense [Law Society Gazette]

How the UK’s legal system is failing victims of domestic violence [The Guardian]

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a geography student … [Twitter]

Matthew McConaughey wanted to be a lawyer [Digital Spy]

Mindy Kaling confronts her lawyer ex-boyfriend live on Jimmy Kimmel [Cosmopolitan]

Solicitor found guilty of trying to blackmail his childhood sex abuser [Daily Record]

Mother of German MH17 victim takes Ukraine to human rights court [The Telegraph]

EU says UK must dole out more benefits: Brussels takes legal action to force Britain to lift restrictions on migrants claiming handouts [Mail Online]

Paralegal in Hogan Lovells’ infrastructure & project finance group [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Top tip: not everything they teach you at Bar School is true.” [Legal Cheek Comments]