Morning round-up: Wednesday 23 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Our legal system is like a Benny Hill script, blasts Ann Widdecombe [The Express]

Rwanda genocide: UK judge rejects extradition bid [BBC News]

Commons sleaze watchdog “ought to be a judge”, says senior MP [The Telegraph]

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s co-accused is award-winning socialite lawyer who once advised the Winklevoss twins, lives in $2m home with more properties on the East Coast — but could lose it all if found guilty [Mail Online]

Kiwi judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to USA [The Register]

Gay British man avoids extradition to Dubai [The Guardian]

Convicted Libor fraudster weighs Supreme Court battle after losing appeal [The Telegraph]

Fifa tells Michel Platini he cannot go straight to court of arbitration for sport [The Guardian]

The future (year) of law: our 2016 predictions [LexisNexis Future of Law Blog]

India passes law allowing youths to be tried as adults [Financial Times]

Apply now: Burges Salmon summer vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Perhaps the students concerned should thank their lucky stars that (a) they have a TC, and (b) they have a lucrative TC in which they get paid twice the national average wage to train.” [Legal Cheek Comments]