Morning round-up: Wednesday 6 January

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


“Going into legal aid work now is career suicide” [The Guardian]

Barack Obama takes action over US gun laws [BBC News]

Britain’s leading human rights law firm is facing a disciplinary inquiry over the shredding of a document which could have halted a £31m inquiry into false allegations of murder and torture by British troops [The Telegraph]

Joshua Rozenberg: The Lord Janner case is dogged by the CPS’s confusion [The Guardian]

Tories slammed for “appalling” decision to push through crucial housing law at 3am [The Mirror]

Government declares war on soft justice by allowing more barristers to challenge lenient sentences [The Telegraph]

Foreign Office minister claims it’s better to work with Saudi Arabia “privately” to encourage reform rather than criticise the kingdom’s human rights record “from the sidelines” [The Independent]

Parliament will debate banning Donald Trump from the UK [BuzzFeed]

A law professor tricked his students into lying, which shows why you should never talk to police [Business Insider]

The application deadline for Norton Rose Fulbright’s summer vac scheme is this Friday [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Once I was watching and I don’t think Lord Neuberger knew the camera was on and he was singing a little tune to himself, I think Tove Lo’s ‘Stay High’.” [Legal Cheek Comments]