Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 13 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Fake penis sex attack woman’s 8-year sentence slammed as it emerges judge gave paedophile half the jail term [The Mirror]

Bloody Sunday: ex-soldiers launch legal action against police inquiry [The Guardian]

Orwell’s 1984 is “very close to reality” in a UK ‘anaesthetised’ by screens, warns Michael Mansfield QC [The Mirror]

EU referendum: David Cameron’s hopes of swift renegotiation dashed by Donald Tusk [The Independent]

Human rights groups remain sceptical about Saudi Arabia’s intention to let them in [The Telegraph]

£200 an hour legal aid lawyers [Full Fact]

Is technology the key to attracting (and keeping) the best talent? [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

Judge inserts Taylor Swift lyrics into judgment as she dismisses copyright claim against singer [Legal Cheek]

Law student love life [Facebook]

Applications now being accepted for Bond Dickinson’s vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“A centrally assessed exam open to everyone would need to be a series of three hour papers with a pass mark of at least 80% for each in order for the profession to maintain any credibility whatsoever.” [Legal Cheek Comments]