Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Monday 23 October

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Videolinks in court trials undermine justice system, says report [The Guardian]

This man had to defend himself without a lawyer via videolink with terrible audio. He lost [BuzzFeed]

Women crowdfund legal defence for defamation after making allegations against “well-known musician” [The Independent]

Donald Trump to “spend personal fortune paying legal fees for aides” caught up in Russia probe [The Independent]

Spanish PM vows to end Catalonia standoff and force region to obey law [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

#Metoo is raising awareness, but taking sexual abuse to court is a minefield [The Guardian]

It took a horrific scandal to change the way police in this city treat victims of sexual abuse [BuzzFeed]

Air France boss says UK must play by the EU court’s rules after Brexit [The Guardian]

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice [The Spectator]

British electrician is jailed for three months in Dubai prison for touching a man’s hip in a bar [Mail Online]

“I have spent 15 years at the bar and I can tell you most barristers are unhinged” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Event: How technology and innovation will change the role of lawyers — with Osborne Clarke [Legal Cheek Hub]

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