Morning round-up: Wednesday 23 November

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


As a judge, I can see the racism embedded in the system [The Guardian]

‘What utter drivel!’ Furious Tories slam Britain’s top judge after he tells MPs we’re sending too many criminals to prison [Mail Online]

We need more females and ethnic minorities in the legal profession [The Guardian]

Judge orders Santa to deliver extra gifts to brave kids who snared burglar [Mirror]

Tommy Robinson ‘data leak’ claims lead to Luton lawyer Ian McLoone resigning over safety fears [Huffington Post]

Will cannabis be legalised in the UK and where is marijuana already legal? [The Sun]

PSG defender Serge Aurier denied UK entry due to court case [Mirror]

‘I’m better in court than I am on court’: How Andy Murray’s first opponent opted for legal career after prodigy thrashed him aged just six [Daily Record]

Fake hero who started fire in woman’s home can’t go to court for sentence because he’s been abducted [Bristol Post]

Law student, 20, died in her family’s arms as they tried desperately to perform CPR after she was struck by Melbourne’s freak ‘thunderstorm asthma’ outbreak [Mail Online]

Being gay isn’t a bar to being a lawyer, but it can affect how your career develops and how happy you are in your work [LawCare]

Training contracts at top UK medical negligence law firm [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Sad for all the hardworking employees but once again it is a tale of massive and rapid expansion and overreach with ambitions that exceeded the realistic prospects of the firm.” [Legal Cheek comments]