Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 7 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Judge disciplined over speech saying racism ‘alive and well’ in judiciary [The Guardian]

Nicola Sturgeon backs down over threats to take Theresa May to court for refusing fresh referendum on Scottish independence [Mail Online]

Leeds solicitor invents ‘robot lawyer’ for those who can’t afford legal fees [Yorkshire Post]

You’ve got bail: judge lets lawyer off over beeping phone [The Guardian]

Calls for government to cap summer holiday prices after dad Jon Platt loses £12,000 landmark Supreme Court case [The Sun]

European Parliament overwhelmingly backs Guy Verhofstadt’s Brexit negotiation red lines [The Independent]

Swedish football ultras wear niqab to get around law banning face masks [The Telegraph]

SRA ban for paralegal who pretended to be a solicitor [Law Gazette]

Future trainee sought to join international law firm as a paralegal on a 12 month FTC [Legal Cheek Hub]

“As for the argument that criminals shouldn’t be allowed near the legal profession, call me a naive, quinoa-munching Guardian reader but I think everyone deserves a second chance if there are sufficiently mitigating circumstances…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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