Morning round-up: Thursday 1 March

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Judges told to limit observers if witness has to remove veil [The Guardian]

Guilty of PC waffle! Top judge tells colleagues to not say ‘postman’, ‘lady’ or ‘immigrant’ in court because it might upset defendants and witnesses [Mail Online]

Barrister Edward Cumming becomes ‘youngest QC in history’ after Westminster ceremony [Worcester News]

Longer jail terms likely for knife and acid possession [The Guardian]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

I’m a human rights lawyer who travelled to Erdogan’s Turkey to see his political opponent tried in court. This is what it’s really like [Independent]

Lawyer in Lloyds shareholder action asks judge to send ‘firm message’ to bank after ‘colossal risk’ of HBOS acquisition [City A.M.]

Harvey Weinstein’s insurer refuses to pay for legal defence [Variety]

‘I was paralysed with fear’ — ex-lawyer details toxic culture at law firms [News Hub]

Litigation Fee Earner sought by Canary Wharf-based law firm [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Why did she think it a good idea to claim ten successful capital appeals AND eight results in the ET when volunteering for FRU?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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