Morning round-up: Friday 7 October

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Confirmed: Shami Chakrabarti is the new shadow attorney general [Legal Cheek]

Barrister Keir Starmer returns to front bench as shadow Brexit secretary [Mail Online]

CPS to pay six-figure sum to man over wrongful conviction [The Guardian]

Legal arguments against Brexit revealed for the first time, ahead of High Court battle [The Independent]

Barrister and UKIP leadership favourite Steven Woolfe is ‘sitting up and feeling brighter’ after being ‘punched by colleague’ [The Telegraph]

Sir Cliff Richard lodges legal claim against BBC and South Yorkshire Police [Press Gazette]

Pembrokeshire Herald editor fined £500 over youth court report [BBC News]

Texas judge confronts ‘serious deficiencies’ in death penalty cases [The Guardian]

Norton Rose Fulbright is now accepting applications for its winter vacation scheme [Legal Cheek Hub]

“One of the worst things about working in the City are the sheer number of arrogant and snobby private school Bristol/Durham associates and partners who immediately judge you and your ability based on University attended years ago…” [Legal Cheek comments]