Morning round-up: Thursday 19 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


From militant doctors to angry lawyers, professionals are the new union barons [The Guardian]

Immigrant spouses must speak English before coming to the UK, Supreme Court judges rule [Mail Online]

Shadow solicitor general Karl Turner investigated over Commons rules “breach” involving criminal solicitor wife [The Telegraph]

GQ guilty of contempt of court over phone-hacking story [BBC News]

The disturbing case of Roger Khan — and the cost of cheap justice: How a dyslexic man with no legal knowledge ended up defending himself on a charge of attempted murder [The Spectator]

Geoffrey Robertson QC: “The police wasted a lot of taxpayers’ money in bringing Cynthia Payne to trial” [The Independent]

Aspiring barristers: how to make the most of pupillage fairs [The Guardian]

Secretive court of protection “to be opened up next year”: Lord Chief Justice wants cases involving “power of attorney” to be more “transparent” [Mail Online]

Charlie Sheen’s “sex contract” revealed: Partners were forced to sign non-disclosure form before meeting HIV-positive star [Mail Online]

Sean Jones QC: A reflection on Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the Paris attack [Medium]

Inquest begins into death of UEA law student [Eastern Daily Press]

Slaughter and May are now accepting applications for their summer work experience scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This trend, which comes largely from Twitter, of trying to hurt or destroy the career of someone who you disagree with is despicable. We need to teach people that they do not have the right to hurt people merely because they are upset.” [Legal Cheek Comments]