Morning round-up: Wednesday 4 November

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By Alex Aldridge on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Michael Gove hints at possible scrapping of criminal courts charge [The Guardian]

Surveillance bill to include internet records storage [BBC News]

George Monbiot: Governments have been removing laws that restrict banks and corporations while devising draconian new laws to reinforce elite power [The Guardian]

Male barristers create “vile” atmosphere of sexual banter in courts — and judges play along, claims leading female solicitor [Mail Online]

Trunki v Kiddee: battle over children’s luggage reaches supreme court [The Guardian]

The Supreme Court must have a judge who understands Wales, says head of judiciary Lord Chief Justice [Wales Online]

Oscar Pistorius defence lawyer recorded saying: “I am going to lose” [The Independent]

Woman wants judge to allow severely ill mother to die [The Telegraph]

US Supreme Court to hear law student’s redistricting case [Yahoo! News]

How Uber’s top lawyer wins equal pay for women [Fortune]

Applications now being accepted for City firm Dentons’ winter open day [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Referring to a group of people as ‘scouse scum’ would certainly put off some clientele reflecting negatively on the company though.” [Legal Cheek Comments]