Morning round-up: Thursday 15 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Courts to undergo £1bn digital reform after successful pilots [The Guardian]

Smile: High Court judge uses emoji in official ruling [The Telegraph]

Brexit risk to equal pay laws, Women and Equalities Committee told [BBC News]

Hacking scandal tabloid’s editor and lawyer found in contempt of Parliament [Mail Online]

Murder law will not be reformed, justice minister tells MPs [The Guardian]

‘PC World’ [Twitter]

EU copyright reforms to strip likes of YouTube of legal protection [Financial Times]

City Airport protest: Judge ‘finds it hard to see link’ between runway stunt and Black Lives Matter campaign [The Telegraph]

The Archers: How could the press report Helen’s trial? [BBC News]

Charter Chambers’ barrister David Batcup dies after struck by a motor vehicle in Balham, South London [Charter Chambers]

LPC Law seeks BPTC & LPC graduates to work as County Court Advocates. Immediate Start! [Legal Cheek Hub]

“This is pretty embarrassing behaviour by DLA. I’ve never worked less than 7.5 hours in the 4 months at my current job and often do 55 billable hours a week. If I then got pulled up for leaving the office a bit early for a personal appointment one day I’d rage…” [Legal Cheek comments]