Morning round-up: Friday 12 August

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Judge Patricia Lynch, who branded racist ‘a bit of a c***’, under investigation by Judicial Conduct Office [Huffington Post]

Judges are strange and out-of-touch? Think again — they’re the salt of the earth [The Telegraph]

Labour awaits vote leadership rules appeal verdict [BBC News]

Insurers warned over biggest legal shake-up for a century [Financial Times]

Married policeman who had a ‘volatile’ sexual affair with a murderer’s lawyer while supporting the victim’s grieving relatives is sacked [Mail Online]

Victims campaigner launches legal challenge to Brexit [BBC News]

The 19-year-old guy who made the chatbot that beat 160,000 parking fines is now using it to help homeless people [The Guardian]

Retired barrister killed in crash with lorry near Oxford Circus Tube station [Evening Standard]

Britain first High Court battle could cause a major problem for the far-right group [Huffington Post]

Just starting out as a lawyer? Seven tips from the experts [Forbes]

Mini-pupillage opportunities at top London based commercial set Hardwicke [Legal Cheek Hub]

“What is the point of finishing her exams now? Dishonesty offences are tantamount to career suicide for an aspiring lawyer.” [Legal Cheek comments]