Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 14 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Legal services industry faces competition inquiry [BBC News]

Human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti steps down after 12 years at head of Liberty [Mail Online]

Lawyers fees and legal aid cuts block access to justice, warn top judges [The Telegraph]

China charges prominent rights lawyer Wang Yu and husband [BBC News]

Lawyer explains Sean Penn to El Chapo: you know, the guy who made 21 Grams [The Guardian]

US law student bombarded with raunchy texts meant for rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot [The Telegraph]

Brussels launches unprecedented EU inquiry into rule of law in Poland [The Guardian]

Lawyer who is also an ex Merseyside Police sergeant interviewed over alleged assault on woman [Liverpool Echo]

Littleton Chambers — barrister’s assistant required [Legal Cheek Jobs]

Jonny Sumpters: “I’ve got a work mate, who will go unnamed except that his name is Lord Neuberger, who really lets stress get the better of him. He’s always huffing and puffing and slamming his desk when somebody drops another file on it. He should be like me and fidget incessantly. It’s great for keeping the weight off and some people find it endearing.” [Legal Cheek Comments]