Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Thursday 2 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Tory ministers hit back at ‘sleaze’ spreadsheet and seek legal advice [Independent]

Too many children in criminal court, says senior judge [The Telegraph]

Lords warn pension changes are deterring new judges [Financial Times]

45 Deliveroo riders are taking legal action against the company over their employment status [Business Insider]

Criminal solicitor battling addiction died after taking ‘cocktail of drugs’ [Devon Live]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Guantánamo tribunals face chaos as top defence lawyer punished for contempt [The Guardian]

Trump’s lawyers say calling women liars over sexual harassment was politics [Bloomberg]

Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont will ignore Spanish court order to answer rebellion charges [Independent]

Why the law against female genital mutilation should be scrapped [The Conversation]

Lawyer, 23, who married his 91-year-old great-aunt in Argentina and claimed to ‘love her in the purest way you can’ says he will take legal action after he is denied widower’s pension [Mail Online]

Key graduate recruitment deadlines calendar [Legal Cheek Careers]

“I studied Law part time as an afterthought (many) years after doing an electrical engineering degree as a full time student. Not sure I’d recommend either but at least engineering does give you a certain degree of choice and chance.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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