Morning round-up: Monday 8 December

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3Justice Richard Hollingworth resigns after telling a shocked court: “With a name like Patel she can only be working in a corner shop or off licence” [The Mirror]

“It seems there is one rule for the rich and one for the poor,” says Lord Chief Justice [Mail Online]

Ethnic minority lawyers nearly four times less likely to be appointed as judges [The Independent]

The QC Sunday Night Homework Club [Twitter]

Barack Obama’s first date with wife Michelle — during a vac scheme at Sidley Austin — to be turned into a film [The Independent]

Home affairs committee calls for review of controversial “Ripa” law used by police to obtain sensitive material from journalists and other professionals [The Telegraph]

The Stasi-like data retention law affects us all. It should make you furious [The Guardian]

Amal’s star status is in the bag! Italian designer label Ballin names a leather purse after Doughty Street barrister [Mail Online]

Oldest surviving law faces repeal after 747 years [BBC News]

Norton Rose Fulbright seeks paralegals for its London banking team [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“When I was doing the CPE, shortly before an essay on one particular case was due to be handed in, someone razor-bladed that case out of all the copies of the law reports in the library.” [Legal Cheek Comments]