Morning round-up: Thursday 1 December

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


Lord Chief Justice calls for debate on tough alternatives to prison [The Guardian]

Using the law as a weapon against the people [Spiked]

In a battle over Brexit, court challenger fears Britain’s demons have been unleashed [Reuters]

Where in Europe can lawyers make the most money? [The Global Legal Post]

Retired judge and her husband ‘forged relative’s will to steal two cottages and used elderly cousin’s bank account as their personal piggy bank’ [Mail Online]

Tobacco giants have lost their legal battle over plain packaging [City A.M.]

‘I’ll smack the f***k out of you’: What man in dock told judge during his own bail hearing [Mirror]

Chelsea will face heavy punishment if club paid ‘hush’ money to victim of sexual abuse in the 1970s [Evening Standard]

Jeremy Hunt wants to ban sexting for under-18s and people are baffled [BuzzFeed]

Chiara Ferragni — how a former law student and ‘crazy blogger’ turned her life into a shop window [The Guardian]

Law firm must pay up after losing suit against woman who wrote bad online reviews [Chron]

Spring and summer vacation schemes at Burges Salomon [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Former Freshfields trainee here. The two years were definitely a challenging experience: 100-hour weeks were a regular feature in the corporate team, holidays had to be cancelled at minute notice and I copped plenty of heat just for requesting a weekend trip home to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday.” [Legal Cheek comments]