Morning round-up: Tuesday 19 December

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

‘Race bias’ in justice system: Government to unveil action [BBC News]

Innocent student wrongly accused of rape calls for anonymity for sex assault defendants until they are found guilty as his mother says she feels sorry for her son’s accuser [Mail Online]

“I’m busted!” Fake barrister who conned employer out of £14,000 has 12 weeks to find job [Gloucestershire Live]

Fishery could face legal action for sign banning east European anglers [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Trump judicial nominee unable to answer basic legal questions withdraws from consideration [Independent]

Appeal court rejects convicted VAT fraudster’s claim that solicitor forced her to drop appeal [Legal Futures]

Meet the actor who became a leading corporate lawyer — and ‘found nirvana’ [The Guardian]

The “Thatcher v miners” Durham party shows how tough university is for poor students [New Statesman]

Technology: Disrupting the law and lawyers with Travers Smith [Legal Cheek Hub]

I’m at the Criminal Bar and have often helped out clients who claimed to be hungry/ no fares etc. I shan’t be doing so ever again after this. I note that the BSB didn’t have a problem with helping themselves to a chunk of his income…” [Legal Cheek comments]

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