Morning round-up: Friday 18 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


IMF chief Lagarde to stand negligence trial in France [BBC News]

The Sun uses Human Rights Act, which it hates, to win case against Metropolitan Police over phone intercepts [Huffington Post]

Slater & Gordon shares fall after law firm pulls earnings guidance [The Guardian]

British marriage laws are “hopelessly out of date”, government told [The Telegraph]

Joshua Rozenberg: UK marriage law is out of step with the times [The Guardian]

#LawStudentProblems [Twitter]

Japan upholds a century-old law that requires spouses to take the same surname [Time]

British Government threatened with legal action to stop it exporting weapons to the Saudi Arabian regime [The Independent]

Technology in the legal sector: How IT can help lawyers provide gold-plated service at bronze level prices [City A.M.]

Apply now: King & Wood Mallesons spring and summer vacation schemes [Legal Cheek Hub]

“We have a similar system here. People are randomly given a colour (by accident of birth) and ‘whether they are searched depends on the colour they are allocated’. Simples!” [Legal Cheek Comments]