Morning round-up: Monday 11 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Too many people unfit to plead face criminal trials, says Law Commission [The Independent]

Co-op bolsters its legal business [The Telegraph]

Law chiefs give Crown Court judge permission to rule at Sharia court set up by hardline cleric who led demonstration against Charlie Hebdo [Mail Online]

Family judge criticised for not naming council that breached father’s rights [The Guardian]

Saudi arms sales are in breach of international law, Britain is told [The Observer]

EU referendum: David Cameron’s touted EU deal could face legal challenge, experts warn [The Independent]

Woman raped as child by dad denied compo by loophole which stops payouts for victims of family sex crimes [The Mirror]

Lodger who murdered “beautiful and talented” lawyer in her own home now admits raping his victim as he is warned he faces life in jail [Mail Online]

“She’s the one that’s going to get him out”: New hope for Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery as hotshot Chicago lawyer agrees to fight for his freedom in case that has gripped the nation [Mail Online]

Judge writes poem teasing inmate who publicly soiled himself when a guard wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom [Mail Online]

Apply now: Osborne Clarke’s Insight Scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Ah, those were the days. Women and all those pitiful yet vocal minorities knew their place, Pax Britannica was still more or less in existence and all those colonials would bow their heads when we, the rulers, strolled by or rode our wonderful combustion automobiles. How I miss it all…” [Legal Cheek Comments]