Morning round-up: Tuesday 1 May

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

The government tried to bury this research showing judges’ concerns about the rise of people defending themselves in court [BuzzFeed News]

Cambridge graduate barrister, 40, was sacked for enjoying a spanking session with ‘very junior’ employee over a colleague’s desk [Mail Online]

Disclosure ‘failings’ in rape case woman did not want prosecuted [BBC News]

Uber has sought to reform as it faces London ban, court told [Evening Standard]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Court of Appeal to hear British Airways’ challenge against pension trustee powers [City A.M.]

BBC Two is Defending The Guilty in new courtroom comedy [British Comedy Guide]

Scottish law firms asked to increase trainee pay [Global Legal Post]

Legal row over who owns domain [BBC News]

How do you avoid the stress of a Biglaw job? [Above The Law]

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

The Future of Legal Education and Training Conference on 23 May — final batch tickets on sale [Legal Cheek]

“Adequate legal writing is one of the most lacking skills of the modern day solicitor. Twice now I have been involved in dismissed cases because written submissions were so erroneous the sitting judge saw fit to punish counsel.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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