Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 28 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Abuse inquiry dropped investigation into lawyer’s conduct [BBC News]

CPS and Met Police slammed for ‘making a law up on the hoof’ as the final reporter found guilty after the Met Police’s £30m probe into journalists paying for stories has his conviction quashed [Mail Online]

The rule of law must apply equally, even to terrorists [The Guardian]

Disabled knifeman escapes court on electric scooter when he realised he was facing prison [Mirror]

Fletchers Solicitors to open 50-strong Manchester office [Insider Media]

Northern Ireland court to rule on Brexit challenge on Friday [Reuters]

One in four female lawyers has been sexually harassed at work in Australia [Mail Online]

Blog: Becoming a lawyer [Huffington Post]

Law student markets Donald Trump chew toy for dogs [San Diego Union-Tribune]

Judge comments on Coolio’s hair during court sentencing [The Root]

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

“What a sad story! I do not think the punishment fits the crime but any kind of fraud is wrong and it is likely that the court was making an example out of this person to show that fraud is a bad thing and will be punished.” [Legal Cheek comments]