Morning round-up: Friday 25 November

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By Thomas Connelly on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Legal aid cuts have created a ‘two-tier justice system’ benefiting the wealthy, damning report finds [The Independent]

‘We’re looking for raw intelligence’: law tutors share Oxbridge interview tips [The Guardian]

Law professor: The government will ‘fail’ in the Article 50 Supreme Court case [Business Insider]

Defending the ‘bedroom tax’ in the Supreme Court cost the Government almost £500,000 in legal bills [Mail Online]

Hillsborough: high court hears damages claim over police ‘cover-up’ [The Guardian]

Iceland launches legal challenge over supermarket name [BBC News]

A gold-en choice for silver circle firm: Ashurst appoints TV expert to its board [City A.M.]

Judge told 31-year-old man it was ‘understandable’ he had sex with girl, 14 [Evening Standard]

Teen taken to court for feeding chips to pigeons says affair was ‘bizarre waste of time’ [South Wales Evening Post]

Father acquitted of raping daughter walks free after ‘judge fell asleep’ [The Independent]

“Honk if you love Jesus”: Reverend faces legal action over ‘advertising’ slogans [Mirror]

Vacation placements at Pinsent Masons [Legal Cheek Hub]

“These things are usually voluntary. An offer is made to defer in return for payment. Students who aren’t in the financial position to do so, or are eager to get on with their careers, can reject it and start their TC. However, for some of the intake this will be a welcome offer” [Legal Cheek comments]