Morning round-up: Friday 6 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


UK courts chief to leave job after just over a year [The Guardian]

A-list actor spent £250,000 on injunction over £195 Helen Wood romp [The Star]

The US justice department has told North Carolina that its law limiting protections for LGBT people violates national civil rights laws and must not be implemented [BBC News]

Irn-Bru win legal battle over rival English firm’s Scots-Bru [The Scotsman]

Justice ministry to take over Medway child jail from G4S [The Guardian]

Egyptian president says “Western” human rights don’t apply to his country [The Independent]

Belle Gibson: Australian blogger who faked cancer faces legal action [BBC News]

Legal Hackette lunches with international human rights lawyer Peter Noorlander [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

Florida lawyer disbarred after admitting to rampant drug use, sex with clients behind bars and graphic phone calls where she spoke about injecting meth with an inmate [Mail Online]

“Prince’s ‘secret love child’ has started legal battle to prove paternity and claim on $300million fortune” [The Mirror]

Exchange Chambers has extended its pupillage deadline until 18 May [Legal Cheek Hub]

“I have a great deal of sympathy for this man, reduced somewhat by the unnecessarily bolshie tone of his article.” [Legal Cheek comments]