Morning round-up: Tuesday 22 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Smith faces judicial investigation over British Airways complaint [Evening Standard]

Judge who fell asleep in rape trial guilty of “serious misconduct” but keeps job [The Telegraph]

Britain can ditch European human rights laws because we stood up to the Nazis, says top judge [Mail Online]

Barrister Tunde Okewale of Doughty Street chambers among finalists for this year’s Black British Business Awards [Evening Standard]

Now that’s an impulse buy! Barrister Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge for £6,600 at auction as present for his wife 100 years ago [Mail Online]

EU-US data-sharing deal faces major challenge in EU court [Yahoo! News]

Refugee crisis: Hungary’s parliament passes law allowing army to use rubber bullets, tear gas grenades and net guns against refugees [The Independent]

Northern Ireland lawyers’ strike leaves almost 400 defendants with no barrister [Belfast Telegraph]

Our cookies save you from terrorists, Facebook thunders to Belgian judge [The Register]

Mum “threatened with lawsuit” after son tells school friends Father Christmas isn’t real [Huffington Post]

Commercial litigation paralegal/administration assistant sought for respected London law firm [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Is my heart meant to bleed that she’s currently employed while so many others are not?” [Legal Cheek Comments]