Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 28 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Lord Harley’s claim for “interim relief” against Law Society struck out by High Court [Legal Cheek]

Salah Abdeslam has “intellect of an ashtray”, says lawyer as he is handed over to France [The Telegraph]

Barrister who pulled out of deal to buy £3.6million dream home because it was riddled with rising damp and dry rot is forced to pay the seller £385,000 compensation [Mail Online]

Migrant crisis: Austria passes controversial new asylum law [BBC News]

The day Hillsborough match commanders’ barrister took on Kenny Dalglish… and lost [Liverpool Echo]

I represented 22 Hillsborough families this week – and this is what it was really like inside the courtroom [The Independent]

Hillsborough: it was absolutely important that no facts were hidden [Lawyer Watch]

British app LitterGram begs Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to withdraw legal action over use of ‘gram’ in name [The Mirror]

Russia says Britain’s human rights report not objective [Reuters]

Pension changes deter would-be judges, says Lord Chief Justice [The Guardian]

Law school satisfaction survey — rate your GDL/LPC/BPTC [Legal Cheek]

Law School before/after — Game of Thrones edition [Facebook]

Apply now for pupillage at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers [Legal Cheek Hub]

“It is worth bearing in mind that a large proportion of students doing the law course at the universities ranked low in this survey are from low economic and under privileged backgrounds and thus will experience far greater hurdles to social mobility than the likes of Oxbridge and Cambridge so it is not necessarily reflective of the university.” [Legal Cheek Comments]