Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 9 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

The legal system is failing children because of the James Bulger case [iNews]

Law student stopped breathing and needed blood transfusion after cocktail was spiked at party [Mirror]

My path to law: ‘I couldn’t understand my lecturers for the first two years [The Guardian]

SRA appeals tribunal’s decision to show mercy on junior lawyer whose hair fell out as she struggled to meet billing targets [Legal Cheek]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Why should suffragettes who broke the law be pardoned? [Spectator]

‘I am not paying £1.30 for a small Coke’: Former solicitor walked out of Thai restaurant without paying £35 bill after owner threatened to call police in row over prices and portion sizes [Mail Online]

City worker suing train operator for £2m after losing both legs when he fell between train and platform [The Telegraph]

Lebanon judge seeks death penalty for UK diplomat’s alleged killer [The Guardian]

ICLR is seeking full-time law reporters — law grads apply now [Legal Cheek Hub]

“The SRA should spend less time hounding this poor individual. And more time pursuing those employers who treat their law firm like a battery farm.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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