Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 12 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Shami Chakrabarti: Poetry is a perfect form to challenge human rights abuses [The Guardian]

The Human Rights Act is no friend of freedom [Spiked]

Judge quits amid claims he let people off for sex and took nude pics of defendants after bondage sessions [The Mirror]

The internet’s war on free speech [The Spectator]

Ignore David Cameron’s corruption claims, judge tells jury in bribery case [The Guardian]

London receptionist “sent home for not wearing heels” [BBC News]

Is it legal to force women to wear high heels at work? [BBC News]

‘Gay cake’ would have been provided if not for the word ‘gay’, court hears [BBC News]

How do I decide what type of lawyer I want to be? [The Guardian]

Germany is set to annul the convictions of gay men under a law criminalising homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-war Germany [BBC News]

Applications open for training contracts at Herbert Smith Freehills [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Setting expectations in stone when you’re at uni is a dangerous game…” [Legal Cheek comments]