Morning round-up: Wednesday 27 September

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Iraq tank-chasing lawyer Martyn Day branded dishonest in official report [The Sun]

Uber appeals over court ruling giving drivers benefits [BBC News]

Contaminated blood scandal victims allowed to sue government [The Guardian]

Secret Barrister: No, Lavinia Woodward didn’t avoid jail because she was posh, clever and pretty [New Statesman]

Activist who refused to give police passwords convicted under anti-terror laws [Info Security]

Police respond to rise of moped gangs by reviewing laws on how they can chase suspects [Independent]

Local solicitor swindles £269,000 from his elderly aunt [Evening Telegraph]

Jared Kushner’s lawyer, fooled by ’email prankster,’ offers window into private email controversy [Business Insider]

‘A feeble no may mean yes’: Indian court overturns rape conviction [The Guardian]

‘We might appear a little ditzy, but we are fighters’: The self-styled ‘Barbie lawyers’ who defend alleged murderers, rapists and cartel members [Mail Online]

Thief stole mobile phone from court minutes after being convicted of another crime [Derby Telegraph]

Bristol student event: Infrastructure: the next growth area for lawyers — with Burges Salmon [Legal Cheek Hub]

“If it happened then name and shame. And if academics could stop pretending questionnaires are evidence then that would also be super.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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