Morning round-up: Monday 22 January

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

UK courts service spending sees tenfold rise since 2010 [The Guardian]

Think again before contracting out collection of court fines, Mr Gauke [The Independent]

Disgraced solicitor Phil Shiner’s tank-chasing law firm finally shut down by court [The Sun]

Rape trial failings could hamper future convictions, warns Lord Judge [Channel 4 News]

Son of a British barrister “raped a uni student as she slept” in New York [The Sun]

Take blame out of personal injury law, Supreme Court judge says [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

People are facing prison sentences without access to a lawyer because of a “dehumanised” test [BuzzFeed News]

Drivers delivering Amazon parcels win legal battle which keeps “Draconian working conditions” secret but could help 15,000 claim back pay [The Mirror]

Young couple unable to sell house after discovering legal catch where ground rent doubles every decade [Cambridge News]

Transgender woman sues over ordeal in male prison [The Guardian]

“The LPC is a piece of piss. You could easily work 20 hours a week whilst doing it and still have time for far more of a social life than you’ll get as a trainee.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

Leeds student event: Technology and the future of legal practice — with Womble Bond Dickinson [Legal Cheek Hub]

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