Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 17 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

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Theresa May refuses to say she will defend judges from press attacks ahead of Brexit judgment [The Independent]

Rape law review after footballer Ched Evans’s trial [BBC News]

Child sex abuse inquiry crisis: Another senior lawyer ‘quits over leadership concerns’ [The Telegraph]

Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute [The Guardian]

Magistrate court cases take a week longer to complete [BBC News]

Legal Hackette lunches with Bob Neill [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

Sadiq Khan agrees to back legal action against Heathrow Airport Third Runway decision [Get West London]

International law ‘requires’ marriage equality, human rights commissioner says [The Guardian]

Gawker liquidation plan includes legal shield for writers [Wall Street Journal]

Israeli lawyer becomes internet sensation after posting series of sexy snaps of herself online [The Sun]

Krispy Kreme sued by man who claims company misled customers over fruit doughnuts with no fruit in them [Mirror]

US associate salary hike to $180K cited as strain to law firm profits [Bloomberg Law]

The deadline for applications to attend Baker & McKenzie’s open day is the Friday [Legal Cheek Hub]

“No barrister I have every come across would refuse to shake the hand of a non-advocate. I don’t shake hands with members of the bar unless offered, when I do.” [Legal Cheek comments]