Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 19 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Joshua Rozenberg: The general election — a lawyer writes [Facebook]

A woman who begged for 50p was sentenced to six months in prison in a hearing where she had no lawyer [BuzzFeed]

Jeff King: May’s Gambit [UK Constitutional Law Association]

British drivers face speeding fines of up to £640 in Europe this summer – but foreign drivers will get off scot free here because of a legal loophole [Mail Online]

DWF sued for £1m by former landlord over failure to pay for office repairs [Scottish Construction]

Law student admits burgling house ‘decimating’ legal career [Telegraph & Argus]

Sydney judge under fire for taking 17 hours to read a judgment over four days [Mail Online]

Utah judge under fire for calling convicted rapist a ‘good man’ [BBC News]

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

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with working at a West End firm. Many aspire for that over City firms as a personal career choice. Becoming a partner at one is a very respectable achievement…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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