Morning round-up: Tuesday 23 December

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By Legal Cheek on

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

newspapers3May urged to appoint UK’s most senior female judge Lady Hale to lead child abuse inquiry [The Guardian]

Report that concluded Bar Standards Board handled complaints involving ethnic minority barristers in a “transparent, consistent and fair” way strongly attacked by equality expert [Legal Futures]

At law schools, a new crop of marijuana-themed courses [Wall Street Journal]

G4S, the company with no convictions, but does it have blood on its hands? [The Guardian]

Spanish Princess Cristina to face fraud trial [BBC News]

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture [The Guardian]

Grayling faces new year test over legal aid [Law Society Gazette]

Pharrell Williams’ lawyer to YouTube: Remove our songs or face $1 billion lawsuit [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Is it not at all possible that, nowadays, some universities are just as good as Oxbridge in some respects?” [Legal Cheek Comments]