Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 12 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Smart justice: The government once again tries to make courts more caring [The Economist]

Tim Farron calls for legalisation of cannabis for recreational use [The Guardian]

US bar sets 10-point checklist for non-lawyer ownership [Law Society Gazette]

Innocent until proven guilty, but not if you’re reporting a sex crime [The Independent]

No 10 faces legal challenge over ministerial code rewrite [The Guardian]

Welsh village to sue government over “alarmist” rising sea level claim [The Telegraph]

“Enemy of justice” lawyer who told wanted man how to flee UK is booted out of the profession [Liverpool Echo]

Estate agent tries to sue Lidl in row over spoiled mince meat [Evening Standard]

Leeds United: Legal action threat over “Cellino out” advert at Elland Road [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Better Call Saul “might break fans’ hearts” in season two [The Week]

Student conference on how tech is changing law, with lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright, Linklaters and Slaughter and May on Saturday 20 Feb [Evenbrite]

“This is not the result of a political u-turn. It’s an unintended consequence of the collapse of the hated tendering system, and done purely to avoid additional litigation against the MoJ”. [Legal Cheek Comments]