Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 13 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Fitness-to-plead court test out of date, says Law Commission [BBC News]

CPS lacks empathy with crime victims and witnesses, report finds [The Guardian]

Chinese officials have held a Swedish human rights worker for over a week, and won’t let his government visit him [Quartz]

The G4S-run Medway youth jail must be closed [The Guardian]

Mia talks about her “Borders” video, and why she’s getting legal threats for a football shirt [Noisey]

Sian Blake murder suspect appears in court in Ghana [The Guardian]

Refugees in Denmark face seizure of valuables [Financial Times]

PC David Rathband’s family go to High Court [Sky News]

Poland’s controversial new media law could get it booted off Eurovision [Washington Post]

‘Making a Murderer’ top defense lawyer explains what his life has been like since the show exploded and made him internet famous [Business Insider]

Training contract applications now being accepted at Bond Dickinson [Legal Cheek Hub]

“What rubbish. Guaranteed earnings are incredibly common. In this case, if a pupil doesn’t receive £3,300 (net of VAT) in any given month then chambers will give top-up the difference. It isn’t ‘guaranteed billings’ (for obvious reasons that would create cashflow problems), it means actual cash in the bank…” [Legal Cheek Comments]