Morning round-up: Tuesday 4 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


UK supreme court urged to appoint Welsh judge [The Guardian]

A new era of crowd funding for justice [New Statesman]

Ethiopian lawyer is directing Calais blockade [The Mirror]

Trader jailed for 14 years over Libor rate-rigging [BBC News]

Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson’s child sex charges trial pushed back to 2016 [Chronicle Live]

Law graduate who survived fatal car smash launches legal bid to sue driver for at least £100,000 in compensation [Wales Online]

Why lawyers are taking on the government [Left Foot Forward]

A former lawyer who left a steady 6-figure job explains what it’s like to take the leap [Business Insider]

EY: Accountancy firm follows Clifford Chance in going ‘CV Blind’ and says it will not longer consider degrees or A-level results when assessing employees [The Independent]

Is it better to work for a big brand or a plucky start-up? [The Telegraph]

King of the pupils [BabyBarista]

Residential property paralegal sought for highly regarded Surrey law firm [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“I get my business ethics from Dilbert.” [Legal Cheek Comments]