Morning round-up: Wednesday 13 September

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Judge attacks Department for Work and Pensions for failing to tackle benefits cheats [The Telegraph]

Aussie law firm Slater & Gordon steps up its legal fight in Quindell spat [Evening Standard]

Judge who stole £780,000 from clients at his law firm to fund a lavish lifestyle with trips to Barbados is ordered to pay back £50,000 while his ex-lover has to cough up just £1 [Mail Online]

Lawyer investigating death of Cambridge student killed in Egypt disappears as he attempts to leave country [The Telegraph]

Half of rape jurors make guilty verdict before deliberation [Global Legal Post]

Bolton Council decision to award Asons Solicitors £300,000 grant was ‘legal and appropriate’ [Bolton News]

Chatbot pioneer to bring Equifax small claims service to UK ‘in weeks’ [Legal Futures]

Supreme court sides with Trump on refugee policy in travel ban case [The Guardian]

Cristiano Ronaldo hires Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho’s lawyer to help with tax fraud allegations [The Sun]

A Canadian judge jokingly wore Trump’s hat in court — a judicial council didn’t find it funny [Washington Post]

BPTC & LPC graduates sought for County Court Advocate roles: Immediate start [Legal Cheek Hub]

“What about all the new regional hubs being created by City firms — aren’t they thriving?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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