Morning round-up: Wednesday 5 August

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By Alex Aldridge on

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


Smashing stereotypes, childcare and class snobbery: My life as a female judge [The Telegraph]

Joshua Rozenberg: 14 years in jail for Libor rigging? The judge makes a persuasive case [The Guardian]

Rupert Myers: In fighting the moral outrage of execution, we must sometimes be impolite towards our friends [The Telegraph]

QC slams judicial silence over legal aid cuts [Twitter]

How teenagers are being prosecuted after going viral [BuzzFeed]

Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants’ details [The Independent]

Social mobility in the legal profession: the battle has just begun [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

The regulatory maze: can the regulators work it out? [Lawyer Watch]

Cecil the lion case charts new territory for US wildlife law [Reuters]

“Maybe I should do the LPC without a TC and then take a year off to travel and complete applications. I can then reclaim my £7,000 and have a training contract.” [Legal Cheek Comments]