Morning round-up: Wednesday 8 November

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Ministry of Justice abandons court battle on prisoners’ legal aid [The Guardian]

Paradise Papers: The professionals’ responsibility [BBC News]

Uber’s gig economy fight could head to UK Supreme Court as employment tribunal appeal ruling coming Friday [City A.M.]

Former judge sues EU court amid allegations of mismanagement [Politico]

Meet the British lawyer who’s swimming the Antarctic Ocean in his Speedos to save our seas [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Britain faces new legal challenge over air quality improvement plan [Business Insider]

Rolf Harris claims he has ‘fresh evidence’ in bid to overturn indecent assault convictions [The Sun]

Satirical article saying Spanish riot police took cocaine lands editor in court [The Guardian]

Man jailed for 27 years for plotting to murder US judge [BBC News]

Taylor Swift’s lawyer sends deranged letter over blog suggesting she’s an Alt-Right sympathiser [The Concourse]

Man in court charged with stealing 29 postboxes [Daily Post]

Why STEM students make great lawyers: Hosted by LexisNexis, with Allen & Overy, Bristows, Reed Smith and more [STEM Future Lawyers]

“Don’t do it. There are plenty of other people to meet in the City outside the firm who you could potentially go out with. In my experience it is best to try and keep your work and personal lives separate, rather than risk them becoming muddled by overlapping.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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