Morning round-up: Wednesday 7 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Bid for legal ruling on whether UK can unilaterally abandon Brexit fails [The Guardian]

Julian Assange loses first round of bid to overturn UK arrest warrant as he remains at Ecuadorian embassy [Independent]

Tesco facing record ‘£4bn equal pay claim’, Leigh Day says [Sky News]

Businessman who was landed with lawyers’ fees of £200,000 after an acrimonious divorce is convicted of ‘harassing’ his ex-wife — by sending her emails about their joint insurance and household bills [Mail Online]

Judge attacks sentencing guidelines after he is unable to properly punish paedophile [The Telegraph]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Tesco trial abandoned after defendant has heart attack [Financial Times]

Louboutin faces setback in EU legal battle over red soles [BBC News]

Glass ceiling keeps women from top jobs in law [Raconteur]

Now I’m a lawyer, I’ll take my father to court to protect my sister from FGM if I have to [iNews]

Legal watchdog urges judges to strike off solicitor who tried to kill wife [Helensburgh Advertiser]

Solicitor who had cocaine in his wallet on prison visit is to be spared criminal conviction [Irish Times]

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

“Unfortunately and contrary to popular belief, not all law students come from privileged backgrounds. I have worked extremely hard having 3 part time jobs at the same time throughout my studies in order to fund myself and I think many others would say the same.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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