Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Wednesday 16 May

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Law firm partnerships are losing their lustre [Financial Times]

Labour MP blasts Slaughter and May’s ‘meaningless’ gender pay gap report [The Guardian]

Information commissioner threatens legal action against police using ‘dangerous and inaccurate’ facial recognition technology [Independent]

GDPR: how Europe’s data law works [Financial Times]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Partially-blind law student left stranded as only one in 20 bus drivers stop for him [The Mirror]

What is Amal Clooney’s net worth? The human rights lawyer’s worth revealed [Mail Online]

European court overturns Malta ban on Auschwitz play [The Guardian]

Former Catalan minister back in court [BBC News]

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

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

“Others should follow, but again some will disclose, some will not. There are trainees going out with partners (married, with kids), then qualifying in the same department as the partner… all open with the knowledge of HR. Sadly, a ticking bomb waiting to explode.” [Legal Cheek comments]



Note how the blind law student not only has to find ways to study without being able to see properly, but cannot even get around without a great deal of problems to deal with – including discrimination.

His degree will represent greater skill and effort than that of the non-disabled graduate.


Lord Harley of Counsel

Adjustments will be available for him.

My degree was the equivalent of a double first at Oxford.



That’s posh parents and rampaging ignorance for you.


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