Morning round-up: Wednesday 2 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Only one-quarter of Britons believe legal system is fair [The Guardian]

Homeless ex-lawyer who sneaked into woman’s bedroom dressed in fishnets and G-string mistook her for giant panda [The Mirror]

Judge’s anger at being “unable to protect public” from serial drink-driver who is a “death in waiting” [The Telegraph]

Stockbroker sues makers of Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street for defamation [The Guardian]

Solicitors Regulation Authority moves to increase fines for wrongdoing [Financial Times]

Transgender woman Joanne Latham dies in Milton Keynes male prison [The Independent]

KPMG appoints unnamed London legal firm as part of tax four probe [The Irish News]

GCHQ in court over ‘dark precedent’ of device hacking [Wired]

Sproutaccino [Charon QC]

Lawyer refused flight after revolving-door mix-up [New York Times]

Last few places up for grabs for Thursday’s event: Alternative routes to becoming a lawyer — How law students can make it into the legal profession without doing a training contract [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Good luck to him. He has a good degree from a good university, with a pro-active desire to suceed. He will be fine.” [Legal Cheek Comments]