Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 11 August

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Don’t renege on pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, MPs tell May: Backbenchers urge PM not to “betray” the electorate [Mail Online]

Julian Assange to be questioned by prosecutors inside embassy as Ecuador agrees to set date [The Guardian]

Labour’s Owen Smith says court ruling against party vote freeze “favours Corbyn” [ITV News]

EU court to hear case of transgender woman refused female pension [The Guardian]

Judge dismisses suit against Twitter by families of ISIL victims [Politico]

Freshfields and Eversheds make up most Irish applications as numbers spike [Global Legal Post]

Legal clerk swindled employers by pocketing clients’ money at respected law firm [Gazette Live]

“None is left”: Pakistani legal community decimated by bombing [Reuters]

Man who forced 6-year-old to watch Night of the Living Dead convicted of child cruelty 20 years later [Mirror]

Clyde & Co: Insight work experience [Legal Cheek Hub]

“In fairness to her, I hardly think you can question her ability to hear criminal cases on the basis that one time she very slightly lost her temper. We’re all human, and it would be a shame to get rid of a judge (who may well be excellent at her job) because she said a rude word.” [Legal Cheek comments]