Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 27 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Immigration lawyers using delaying tactics to keep illegal immigrants in Britain, High Court says [The Telegraph]

British porn stars turned ‘lawyer’ twins facing jail in Dubai for ‘drunkenly attacking policewoman and cursing Arab women’ did not finish their legal training in the UK [Mail Online]

UK ratifies European patent court agreement [Financial Times]

‘The criminal justice system is on its knees’: Solicitor’s brutally honest speech as Cambridge court faces closure [Cambridge News]

Alfie Evans legal advisor is exiled Russian dissident who was friends with Alexander Litvinenko and worked for Ukip leader [Mirror]

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Lawyers slam SFO disclosure failings for ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Tom Hayes Libor conviction [City A.M.]

Barrister and Labour campaigner resigns over antisemitism [Jewish Chronicle]

British professionals revolt as austerity hits the middle class [The Economist]

Bill Cosby’s lawyer fell asleep for 30 minutes as the judge spoke to jurors during the shamed comedian’s sex assault trial [Mail Online]

Lionel Messi wins trademark court case [Sky Sports News]

Meghan Markle Suits exit: Long-time fans of the legal drama devastated as final Rachel Zane scenes air [Evening Standard]

Leading criminal defence practice in Kent seeks criminal lawyer [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Brexit related work will last a relatively short time. The real concerns must be long term. Are the blinkered or trying to blinker us?” [Legal Cheek comments]

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