Morning round-up: Friday 31 July

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales [BBC News]

Reductions in legal aid and increased court fees are limiting access to justice in England and Wales. That is damaging for everyone [The Guardian]

“People got used to younger judges” says woman who joined the bench at 36 [The Guardian]

Taliban warlord whose bombs killed our troops wins million from UK… thanks to the Human Rights Act [Mail Online]

US agency probes possible legal violation in Cecil the Lion killing [Reuters]

Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid [BBC News]

Barrister slams judge: Yes, m’lud, an airline losing your luggage is awful — so is raising the issue in court [The Guardian]

High Court rejects attempt to unseat Nadine Dorries after legal documents sent to wrong address [The Independent]

Lawyer-turned-writer releases second novel after scoring book deal with top publishing house [This is Lancashire]

A legal dispute over the sale of a multi-million-pound convent in Los Angeles — involving pop star Katy Perry, a group of elderly nuns, a businesswoman and an archbishop — could take years to resolve [The Independent]

Conveyancing paralegal at leading Legal 500 firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“This is not true. I submitted an application for a TC at Clifford Chance at 5pm on 31 July a few years ago and was successful.” [Legal Cheek Comments]