Morning round-up: Tuesday 11 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Cuts to legal aid for prisoners ruled unlawful [The Guardian]

Judge approves deal between Tesco arm and SFO [Financial Times]

How safe is the legal aid ‘safety net’? [Open Democracy]

Legal Hackette Lunches with Sir Oliver Popplewell [Legal Hackette’s Brief]

Jury told they must disregard fact that murder accused punched barrister in the face during trial [Breaking News]

Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 21 to partnership including alternative legal services head [Legal Business]

Neil Gorsuch sworn in to the Supreme Court in triumph for Donald Trump [The Telegraph]

‘I realised I could become an insider’: from ‘poor tribal boy’ to elite lawyer [The Guardian]

India dessert makers in frosty legal dispute [Financial Times]

Judge tells vest-wearing foul-mouthed man ‘you’re not on Cleethorpes beach’ [Derby Telegraph]

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

“It’s also crucially important that people within the profession highlight the inherent prejudices in the law, so that attitudinal shifts can be encouraged.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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