Morning round-up: Thursday 26 April

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Judicial shortages pose threat to court system, top judge warns [The Guardian]

Court rejects legal bid to take Alfie to Italy [Sky News]

Parents of Alfie Evans took different lawyers to their latest appeal as his mother goes to court with an EU expert instead of a Christian barrister [Mail Online]

Brit lawyer twins Sasha and Alena Parker insist they’re innocent as they face jail for ‘drunkenly attacking female cop and cursing Arab women’ [The Sun]

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The Windrush scandal shows the need for immigration legal aid [The Guardian]

Facebook execs are shrugging off concerns about the EU’s tough privacy law — but that could be a mistake [Business Insider]

BBC drama The Split slammed by real-life legal eagles [Entertainment Daily]

Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says he will take Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case [The Telegraph]

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

“I think this article hits the nail on the head. Ultimately the percentage of women, BME, openly-gay lawyers (etc) is increasing but the % of disabled lawyers simply isn’t.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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