Morning round-up: Thursday 10 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Miscarriage of justice victims are cast aside in the UK. The details are shocking [The Guardian]

Barristers step up legal aid dispute with ministers [Financial Times]

British lawyer says he was stopped four times by immigration officials on ferry between Belfast and Scotland because he is black [Mail Online]

National Audit Office casts doubt on progress of court modernisation process [City A.M.]

Top City law firms are rocked by a string of sex scandals with many lawyers blaming ‘a secretive culture of patronage’ [This is Money]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Manchester Crown Court evacuated after bomb threat [Manchester Evening News]

Squire Patton Boggs says it was unaware of Cohen payments [The Hill]

Chelsea racism row ‘just the tip of the iceberg’, warns lawyer [Evening Standard]

How this British law firm transformed its US presence in about a year [The American Lawyer]

Reed Smith are hiring Campus Ambassadors! [Legal Cheek Hub]

The Future of Legal Education and Training Conference on Wednesday 23 May [Legal Cheek]

“I knew mid-way through my TC that it wasn’t what I envisaged. The work was very dull and associates were treated pretty poorly. So I did a few mini-pupillages and was fortunate to get pupillage at a very good commercial chancery set after qualifying.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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