Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 21 July

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Baroness Hale of Richmond ‘to become first woman appointed as Britain’s most senior judge’ [Independent]

Recruitment of black and Asian judges too slow — Lord Chief Justice [The Guardian]

Top 100 law firms increase debt to £4.3 billion to fund growth [Global Legal Post]

Downing Street terror suspect says Allah is his lawyer [Metro]

Women who take maternity leave feel disadvantaged, leading lawyer warns [Yorkshire Post]

Ex-solicitor with ‘addiction’ to litigation is banned from courts [Law Society Gazette]

Muslim mother takes legal action against school over face veil ban [The Guardian]

Comment: Magic Circle playbooks in Europe are full of contradictions’ [Legal Business]

Tributes to ‘giant of Scots law’ Lord McCluskey [The Scotsman]

“Let’s be real, you are just a number and a very small cog in the background in a MC/SC firm, along with average pay of £68-80k for working incredibly long hours…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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