Morning round-up: Friday 18 September

Avatar photo

By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Judges must engage in politics to preserve rule of law — lord chief justice [The Guardian]

Parents in law: Is it possible to be both a lawyer and a committed mum or dad? [The Atlantic]

New Top Gear could be called Gear Knobs, according to trademarks registered by Olswang [BuzzFeed]

Ministers face legal fight over turning away hero translators: Lawyers warn defence chiefs they face judicial review unless they reconsider case of interpreter “Chris” [Mail Online]

Terror law watchdog warns government [BBC News]

Why can’t we be clear about transparency in the Family Court? [New Statesman]

Interview horror stories: When ambition goes too far [Above the Law]

Teach your lawyers to fish [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer claims athlete can’t afford another murder trial [The Independent]

Norton Rose Fulbright seeks paralegal for its structured finance team [Legal Cheek Jobs]

“Paying £90k to a 40-strong NQ cohort (assuming they keep having very good retention rates) seems insane. There’s a reason firms like Skadden or SullCrom hire few and lay high…” [Legal Cheek Comments]